Head for Home Reading
This workbook series comes from Steck-Vaughn and provides independent practice for students of all skill levels in grades one through six. These books are intended to aid in comprehension by using both fiction and non-fiction reading selections. Each book is a colorful, non-reproducible 64-page workbook that offers practice for struggling, on-level, and advanced learners. Novice (struggling readers) has eight lessons; Intermediate (on-level readers) and Advanced each have twelve lessons. Each lesson includes an introduction that defines the skill, explains the importance of that skill, and provides step-by-step instructions for applying the skill. Lessons also include a reading selection followed by comprehension questions and a graphic organizer for applying that skill. The novice level also includes guided practice, which is a reading passage with reader-response questions that assist in the understanding of the skill for that lesson.
Improvement in comprehension comes about through understanding story elements and terminology such as character, setting, plot, context clues, fiction, nonfiction, main idea, inferences, predictions, and much more, all of which are addressed in this series. Answer keys are included at the back of each book. Assist, reinforce, and challenge students all with this one series. ~ Donna