Item description for Read and Understand: Stories & Activities, Kindergarten (Read And Understand) by Norris, Jill Norris & Evan-Moor Educational Publishers...
Overview Read and Understand Grade K is a resource book containing stories and practice materials for a wide spectrum of reading skills. The 23 stories vary in reading difficulty to be appropriate to meet the range of needs of emerging readers in the average kindergarten. Each story is followed by four or five pages of activities for practicing prereading skills such as: -retelling a story -developing vocabulary -auditory and visual discrimination -recognition of color words -sequencing Specific skills practices are listed under each story in the table of contents. Each story is designed to encourage students to apply and connect story information and new acquired reading skills to their own experiences. The stories and practice materials can be used for directed mini-lessons with small groups or individual students or as independent practice in class or at home.
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Studio: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.99" Width: 8.55" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 1997
Publisher Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Grade Level Kindergarten
Series Read And Understand
ISBN 1557996261 ISBN13 9781557996268 UPC 023472006370
Availability 0 units.
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Mostly busy work.... May 7, 2006
This is one of the few products from Evan-Moor that I have not been pleased with. The emerging-reader stories are very simple and uninteresting, which makes the questions and activities uninteresting as well. If a child is not comprehending what he or she is reading, it is difficult to see how these dull readings and exercises will improve that.
If you are trying to improve your child's reading comprehension, I recommend reading Jim Treleases's "Read Aloud Handbook" and reading to your child as often as you can, and talking about what you read.
Next encourage your child to read to you, and give him some good emergent reader books, like the "I Can Read" series, or of course the appealing "I Can Read It All by Myself" series of books which includes Dr. Seuss, or any beginning reading book that INTERESTS your child. Talk about what you read, but in a facilitative, curious way, not an interrogative way.
On the other hand, if you need busy work for some reason, then this book is as good as any. My daughter did a couple of lessons in this book during the few times my son needed extra help and I didn't have anything handy for her to do.