Good reading skills are essential not only for third-grade academic success, but also for lifelong learning. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help your children catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Best of all, they’ll have lots of fun doing it! Some of the great features you’ll find inside are:
REASON TO READ
Colorful book covers, story descriptions, and articles teach kids how to predict what a story will be about.
STOP AND TO STORY
Illustrations and short stories on toys, superheroes, roller coasters, and more
show how to absorb and think about the facts of the story along the way.
Drawing exercises help kids visualize what they’re reading.
WHAT'S THE WORD?
A combination of funny made-up and real words helps kids learn vocabulary
Fill-in-the-blank charts help kids analyze stories for main ideas and details.
CHECK IT! STRIPS
Reinforce concepts and build confidence as kids check their own work.
Give your child’s grades and confidence a boost with 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Success.
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Table of Contents
Before You Read
1) Predict & Confirm ............1
2) Reason to Read ............9
P) Power Tools ............ 17
While You Read
3) Predict & Revise ............21
4) Keep Track of the Facts ............29
P) Power Tools ............37
5) Picture This ............41
6) Context Clues ............49
P) Power Tools ............57
7) Problem & Solution ............61
8) Main Idea & Details ............69
P) Power Tools ............77
After You Read
9) Story Plan ............81
10) Mind Maps ............89
P) Power Tools ............101
- Review ............105
P) Power Tools ............117
About Sylvan Learning
Random House, Inc. has partnered with Sylvan Learning to create Workbooks and Learning Kits to help young students catch up, keep up, and get ahead with schoolwork. Sylvan has thirty years of experience and nearly 1,200 centers throughout North America, and their proven process and personalized methods have helped more than two million students unlock their academic potential. All of the Sylvan Learning products are based on solid and scientific research, educational industry best practices, and common sense. Their dedication to quality education and commitment to helping children and their families discover a love of learning are evident in every product.
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Sylvan has been a proven and trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and our books and learning kits will transform unique kids into uniquely inspired learners with the skills to do better in school and the confidence to do better in everything else.
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