Skill Sharpeners Reading series contains engaging full-color stories followed by activity pages that practice a variety of reading skills. Skill Sharpeners Reading is designed to help your child improve his or her reading skills.
Common Core Top Pick for Language and Reading Literature and Informational Text
• Conventions of Standard English
• Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Reading Literature and Informational Text
• Key Ideas and Details
• Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Skill Sharpeners Reading, Grade 4 provides 16 motivating fiction and nonfiction stories. For example:
• "Dick Whittington and His Wonderful Cat"
• "The Three Sillies"
• "An Oregon Trail Diary"
• "Penguins, Pelicans, and Puffins"
• "Grandma Moses"
• "Go Fly a Kite"
Activity pages include:
• comprehension questions
• a vocabulary exercise
• a sequencing activity for every story
Other skills addressed include the following:
• main idea
• parts of speech
• synonyms & antonyms
• alphabetical order
• prefixes and suffixes