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Master Skills Series: Reading Comprehension Grade 3 (Master Skills) [Paperback]

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Item description for Master Skills Series: Reading Comprehension Grade 3 (Master Skills) by Carole Gerber & School Specialty Publishing...

Master Skills Reading Comprehension, grade 3 is the perfect workbook to help children "master" reading comprehension skills necessary to succeed in school! Designed by educational experts, specifically for children in third grade, this essential workbook teaches children the basic concepts and skills of reading comprehension and then offers a variety of activities for skill-and-drill practice. Featuring 128 pages of challenging lesson content with real-life applications, easy-to-understand directions and a complete answer key. Skills taught include: *Vocabulary *Main Ideas *Opposites *Recognizing Details *Homophones *Following Directions The Master Skills series has drawn national acclaim for its vivid illustrations, challenging lesson content and real-life applications. It spans grades K through 6 in six key subject areas, reading comprehension, English, math, reading, spelling & writing, and thinking skills. It is the perfect workbook series to teach children learning fundamentals

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Item Specifications...

Studio: American Education Publishing
Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.61" Width: 8.74" Height: 0.27"
Weight:   0.67 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 1999
Publisher   American Education Publishing
Grade Level  Grade 3  
Age  4-8
Edition  Expanded  
Series  Master Skills  
ISBN  156189043X  
ISBN13  9781561890439  
UPC  719531140139  

Availability  0 units.

More About Carole Gerber & School Specialty Publishing

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! A former teacher and journalist, Carole Gerber is a poet and the author of 16 picture books, two chapter books, and more than 100 elementary reading and science books. Winter Trees (Charlesbridge) received a John Burroughs Nature Writing Award and was selected in 2009 as an Outstanding Trade Book by the CBC and NSTA. Leaf Jumpers (Charlesbridge) was commended by the NSTA and selected for Just Read! the Florida Summer Reading List in 2009. Other awards include the Great Lakes Booksellers Pick of the List for Arctic Dreams (Charlesbridge) and a Parent Council Award of Excellence for Hush! A Gaelic Lullaby (Charlesbridge). Carole lives in Powell, OH. Visit her at
Jeffrey Ebbeler has illustrated more than 40 books for young readers, including Sterling's The Twelve Days of Christmas in Illinois, by Gina Bellisario. He gives many lectures and demonstrations in grade schools, colleges, and museums about the process of bringing words to life through pictures. He attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he now lives with his wife and twin daughters. Visit Jeff at

Carole Gerber currently resides in Powell, in the state of Ohio.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Master Skills Series: Reading Comprehension Grade 3?

standard reading practice book  Mar 10, 2008
I was looking for a reading comprehension workbook to prepare my third grader for Beestar online reading assessment. This book provides fairly short paragraphs composed at grade 2-3 level. The topics are very kids friendly. It is perfect for your child to practice and get ready for state standard tests. We don't see any challenging words in the text, so your third grader should proceed lesson by lesson without difficulty. The book contains colorful pictures that attract children's attention. My child's Beestar assessment test was slightly harder than this book. But the concepts and skills are the same. Overall it's a fair book serving the purpose.
It's just what we wanted!  Dec 29, 2007
We were looking for a book that would provide practice specifically in reading comprehension skills, for a child in second grade who is reading above grade level in most other respects (vocabulary, etc.). This book suits that need very well.

We wanted our young student to have some short reading assignments, and to develop the discipline of answering questions *only using information from the text* -- as opposed to answering from personal experience, or guessing, etc. It's not really the same thing as being "smart" and it's not the same thing as understanding the vocabulary. I was glad to see that this book does indeed offer plenty of practice in that skill area, as well as various other activities, as described in the product listing.

Another reviewer here has observed that the book does not appear to be truly geared for third grade, despite its title. My guess is that it probably is indeed geared for *some* third graders, considering that kids in this age range have widely-varying skill levels.

Still, I'd tend to agree with that reviewer, because our second-grader's teacher had used a few of the pages from this book (or one like it) for homework assignments! I mean, word-for-word, they were the same pages, and these are just regular kids in second grade. Presumably most of them were able to do the homework, but I can't vouch for it.

I also haven't had a chance to find out if the teacher was using this same book, or another one from the same publisher, or what. It would not surprise me if an educational publisher reprints the same thing in different products, geared toward supposedly different markets.

The contents are not great literature, and I have small quibbles with the quality and precision of a few things here and there. But overall I'm happy with the purchase. I wouldn't want to rely on it for a child's entire education, but I don't think that's its purpose. It is a useful tool for extra enrichment for kids somewhere in this general age range (6 at the very lowest to 9 at the highest, I'd guess).
It's okay  Aug 23, 2007
I was looking for a good reader's comprehension book to use on my third grader. This book is very short (4 to 5 sentences) paragraphs followed by 3 questions. I was looking for something a little longer. The topics in the book are fairly kid friendly and if you are just looking for something for you child to practice on for test taking purposes, I guess it's okay. The vocabulary is very simple (more like 1st or maybe 2nd grade) so there is nothing that your 3rd grader won't understand. Graphics are good and colorful, although they are mostly just covering blank parts of the page and not adding to the stories they illistrate. Just didn't seem like a 3rd grade leve. I'm going to use it for my 2nd grader.

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