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Hi-Lo Comprehension-Building Passages: Mini-Mysteries
15 Reproducible Passages With Comprehension Questions That Guide Students to Infer, Visualize, Summarize, Predict, and More
Take the mystery out of reading comprehension with this collection of high-interest, low-readability passages that are sure to enthrall students. Each mini mystery comes with comprehension questions that clue students in on how to analyze character, understand cause and effect, make inferences, predict, and more. A teacher page for each mystery includes before- and after-reading suggestions, writing and discussion prompts, and a vocabulary list. A great way to boost comprehension and build critical-thinking skills! 80 pages. Grades: 4-8
Analogies: Grades 6–8
Sharpen critical thinking skills and boost test scores by providing your students with plenty of practice using analogies such as camera is to photograph as ruler is to measure, or skater is to glide as dancer is to spin. These 40 fun practice pages will help students recognize and classify relationships between words such as object/function, synonym, antonym, homonym, and more. 48 pages.
Wonderful Word Puzzle Mini-Books
20 Reproducible Mini-Books Packed With High-Interest Activities That Sharpen Skills in Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar, and More!
Add zing to the school day and boost language-arts skills with these 20 super-fun mini-books packed with puzzles that reinforce vocabulary, grammar, and spelling development. Puzzle themes include compound words, antonyms and synonyms, prefixes and suffixes, similes and idioms, spelling patterns and more. A great way to jump-start each morning or engage kids who finish their work early!
25 Nonfiction Passages With Vocabulary-Building Crosswords
This collection of reading passages and accompanying crossword puzzles helps students learn new vocabulary and strengthen their skills in decoding word meanings in an engaging way. High-interest narratives, on topics from snakes and wooly mammoths to the treasures of Tutankhamun and the pony express, present 300 vocabulary words in context. Each crossword puzzle lets students test their understanding of these rich vocabulary words. A Word Whiz feature helps students learn dozens more. Grades: 5+
Activities for Fast Finishers: Language Arts
55 Reproducible Puzzles, Brain Teasers, and Other Awesome Activities that Kids Can Do on Their Own—and Can't Resist
These ready-to-reproduce pages are perfect for keeping your fast finishers engaged while the rest of your class works. The creative and learning-packed puzzles and brain teasers get kids thinking as they explore antonyms and synonyms, parts of speech, compound words, anagrams and lots more. Your students will be begging for more! 64 pages. Grades: 4-8