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Making Reading Connections

Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide
ISBN: 978-0-7609-2080-0
© 2003

Teach the skills striving readers need to become proficient readers. Making Reading Connections is a research-based intervention program that improves reading comprehension and helps students achieve higher test scores.

  • Demonstrates the important standards-based reading skills
  • Teaches skills in a scaffolded four-step approach direct instruction, guided practice, independent application, and test prep

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Students complete review lessons after every third skill lesson and also have a cumulative final review. Teachers easily measure students’ skill mastery and identify challenging areas in the key standards-based reading skills.

  • Finding the main idea
  • Recalling facts and details
  • Understanding sequence
  • Recognizing cause and effect
  • Making predictions
  • Finding word meaning in context
  • Drawing conclusions/making inferences
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion
  • Identifying author's purpose
  • Interpreting figurative language
  • Summarizing

Students learn reading skills with:

  • Focused, flexible instruction
  • High-interest, real-world selections
  • Skill-specific selected-response questions

Making Reading Connections includes:

  • Student books in Reading Levels 1.0-5.9
  • Teacher guides

The series supports ELLs with:

  • Prior knowledge activation
  • Explicit instruction
  • Graphic organizers
  • Theme-based instruction

Correlation to the Alliance for Excellent Education report to Carnegie Corporation: Reading Next—Elements of Effective Adolescent Literacy Programs.

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I love the Making Reading Connections series. Our reading curriculum does not include a lot of the higher level questioning skills that help to improve reading test scores. This program brilliantly reinforces those questioning skills that lead to successful readers.

Jody Parker, North Carolina


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