Overview - BASIC READING SERIES SET OF 3 BINDERS
Basic Reading Series, by PCI''s Kristine Lindsay, addresses essential,
basic reading comprehension skills. Each of the three binders in the series
features over 100 activities that utilize multiple instructional modalities,
making the program effective for students with different learning styles.
THREE BINDERS Binder 1 (approximate reading level 1.0-2.0)
introduces and simplifies ten basic reading skills. Binder 2 (approximate reading
level 2.0-2.5) builds on and reinforces skills introduced in Binder 1. Binder
3 has a reading level of about 3.0. All three binders include topics and activities
that are appropriate for middle and high school students struggling with reading.
• Context Clues
• Drawing Conclusions
• Cause and Effect
• Fiction and Nonfiction
• Main Idea (Binders 1 and 2 only)
• Story Elements
• Fact and Opinion
• Sequencing (Binder 3 only)
• Predicting Outcomes
ACTIVITIES This reading comprehension program provides teaching
strategies and practice activities that help teachers make the most of their
students'' reading instruction. Each unit has teaching instruction pages with
directions for introducing and applying each skill. Numerous follow-up activity
sheets provide students with multiple opportunities for practicing critical
reading comprehension skills. The activities are appropriate for individual,
small-group, and whole-class instruction. Activities progress in difficulty
while maintaining a low reading level, remaining short in length, and continuing
to use simple vocabulary. Both fiction and nonfiction passages feature high-interest,
"real-world" topics and visual aids, such as charts and time lines, that captivate
CORRELATIONS CHART Use the correlations chart to quickly reference
specific skills or to tie certain activities to other curriculum areas.
REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT Reflect and Review activities cover
several previously taught skills, showing students how skills are interrelated
and how they build upon one another. Two assessments in test-preparation format
are included at the end of each unit, and comprehensive final assessments are
provided at the end of each binder.
EACH BINDER INCLUDES Reproducible Activities tied to National
Reading Standards, Teacher Instruction Pages, Reflect and Review Activities,
a Correlations Chart, a Progress Chart, Assessments, and an Answer Key.