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Main Ideas and Summarizing: 35 Reading Passages for Comprehension: Grades 4-8 [Paperback]

Linda Ward Beech
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Repeated practice builds mastery, and this book provides exactly the practice students need to master the reading skills of summarizing and finding the main idea. The 35 reproducible pages in this book feature high-interest nonfiction reading passage with short-answer practice questions that target one of these essential reading comprehension skills. Flexible and easy to use-in school or at home-the book also includes model lessons, assessments, and an answer key. 48 pages.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Not explanatory enough Feb. 1 2013
By Omo Eko
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I think this book is really meant for teachers, in which case my review of it may be a bit unfair. I didn't find it very useful for my child.The reading comprehensions were followed by questions which were quite vague with respect to the answers required.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and straight to the point Sept. 21 2006
By R. H. Marquez - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this as a part of a set to help me teach Summaries and Main Ideas.

I liked the broken down steps that these worksheets offered. I did find the comprehension questions short, but for focusing only on Summaries and Main Idea, these books are great.

The pages are not overtly decorated and are appropriate for students in upper middle school/junior high (6-9th).

Most of the questions of the paragraphs are written as if they might appear on a standardized test, which is helpful, but it is unfortunately lacking in the development of written out answers.

What also seems to be missing: an approximent reading level for each passage. I would have liked to see a few passages from reading level 2 or 3: so do stay in the 4th-8th grade levels.

Overall: this is great to effectively check in repeatedly that a student can Summarize and find the Main Idea of a short piece quickly.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The entire series is outstanding! March 24 2008
By D. Florence - Published on Amazon.com
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My daughter is in 3rd grade and an avid reader but when it came to test questions she would be confused my all the detail of a story. This serial is fantastic all the passage are very interesting and we both have a great time reading them. I highly recommend these for grade 3 to 6, maybe 7th. great practice for the summer too!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short! Aug. 28 2013
By hayley2 - Published on Amazon.com
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I couldn't wait to start using this in my fifth grade classroom. We were preparing for our quarterly district assessments. Since it was by Scholastic, I didn't mind that I couldn't "look inside" to preview the passages. Two days later, I received the book and was disappointed to see that the passages were only one paragraph long. This could work for fourth grade; however, our test passages can be one to two pages long. One paragraph is not enough to adequately prepare our students because we are working on the endurance to read through a long passage to ascertain the main idea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Main Idea and Summarizing Feb. 8 2012
By jj - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a school librarian and I have found this book to be very useful at the beginning of a class when I take attendance,in the middle of my class when some students are selecting books, or as a filler at the end of a class. The reading passages are short enough to fit on a smartboard so you don't have to waste paper by photocopying. Although I have used the multiple-choice questions, I find it much better to just ask the students to write down the main idea and details to support the main idea. I have found that the students really like the reading passages.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cost too much. July 31 2010
By Happy Person - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a OK book. Well organized for elememtray students. My 7th Grader doesn't find it interesting and it's too easy for her level. The book is less than 50pages, but cost over ten after shipping, I think it is too much, too cost.
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