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Jamestown's Signature Reading, Level I

Jamestown's Signature Reading, Level I

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
By McGraw-Hill
Copyright: 2000
Publication Date: January 1, 2000
MHID: 0809204339
ISBN 13: 9780809204335

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Key Features

Interactive reading program for students in grades 4-12. Sequential reading program develops an entire range of reading strategies for a variety of students and abilities.

Helps students understand both what they read and how they should read it. Students are taught the invaluable tools needed to identify, define, and interpret different types of literature.

Each book contains these main comprehension, study, literary, and word-study strategies:

  • Recognizing Main Ideas
  • Making Inferences
  • Identifying Causes and Effects
  • Identifying Problems and Solutions
  • Comparing and Contrasting/Classifying
  • Following Sequence/Steps in a Process
  • Recognizing Content-area Materials
  • Using Graphic Aids/Organizers
  • Recognizing Literary Forms
  • Recognizing Literary Elements
  • Word Study/Vocabulary
  • Each lesson provides instruction, reinforcement, independent practice, and self-assessment of a particular set of strategies. Allows students to internalize a solid set of strategies that they can apply independetly in various reading situations. Students can work by themselves or with others, and with or without a teacher.

    Engaging selections in a variety of genres. High interest/low readability selections are content-appropriate for students' ages and interests.

    Graduated readability in each book enables student growth. Each book starts two levels below grade level and progresses in difficulty to an on-level readability.

    Nine levels to choose from. Students strengthen important reading strategies through a series of hands-on, practical methods appropriate for their ability level.

Jamestown's Signature Reading, Level I

Jamestown's Signature Reading

Level I Student Text

How to Use This Book

LESSON 1: "Just Once" by Thomas J. Dygard
Making Predictions

LESSON 2: "The Squid" from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Mapping the Elements of a Story

LESSON 3: "Survival" at Sea by Ariane Randall
Reading an Autobiographical Sketch

LESSON 4: "Freaky Food" by Nancy Shepherdson
Reading an Informational Article

LESSON 5: "The Quick Little Fellows" by James Cross Giblin
Following the Steps in a Process

Learning New Words

LESSON 6: "The Tale of the Tiger's Paintbrush" (Part 1) by Lloyd Alexander
Making Predictions While Reading a Fantasy

LESSON 7: "The Tale of the Tiger's Paintbrush" (Part 2) by Lloyd Alexander
Using Summaries to Make Predictions

LESSON 8: "Sweet Machines" by Anna Sigard
Identifying Problems and Solutions

LESSON 9: "Supergrandpa" by David M. Schwartz
Following the Sequence of a Story

LESSON 10: "The Challenge" by Margaret Roberts
Reading a Biography

Learning New Words

LESSON 11: "Amusement Park Rides" from Zillions magazine Identifying
Causes and Effects in Nonfiction

LESSON 12: "Scream, Too! How Roller Coasters Dish Out Thrills and Chills" by John Kontakis
Outlining Main Ideas and Supporting Details

LESSON 13: "The Clever Thief" by Sophie Masson
Making Predictions

LESSON 14: "What Exercise Can Do for You" by Sheila Globus
Reading an Informational Article

LESSON 15: "It Wasn't Always Called Baseball" by Vicki McClure
Comparing and Contrasting

Learning New Words

LESSON 16: "Turkey Girl a Chippewa Indian" legend retold by Patricia Isaacs
Identifying Causes and Effects in Fiction

LESSON 17: "Another Cinderella" by Norman Stiles
Drawing Conclusions About Characters

LESSON 18: "A Teenager in Combat: The Katyusha Mikhalova Story" by Phyllis Raybin Emert
Reading a Biographical Sketch

LESSON 19: "Margaret Perry" by Harry Gardiner
Reading an Interview

LESSON 20: "The Dozier Brothers" by Ama Bontemps
Mapping the Elements of a Story

Learning New Words

Graphing Your Progress

Glossary of Terms

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