Basic Reading Series 1

Reading Level 1 - 2
Interest Level 2 - 10

The Basic Reading Series addresses essential, basic reading comprehension skills. Each of the three books in the series features over 100 activities that utilize multiple instructional modalities, making the program effective for students with different learning styles. All three books include topics and activities that are appropriate for middle and high school students struggling with reading.

Basic Reading Series 1 introduces and simplifies ten basic reading skills:


  • Context Clues
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Cause and Effect
  • Summarizing
  • Details
  • Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Main Idea
  • Story Elements
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Predicting Outcomes<


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 students'' interest.

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 book.

180 pages 8.5 x 11 softcover 2003


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