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WorldCom Edu Reading Catch Series - Book A

WorldCom Edu Reading Catch Series - Book A

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Improving Reading Comprehension with 20 Key Reading Skills





















Kirsty Taylor



















































WorldCom ELT

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Contents

















Level A



Lesson Skill Focus Reading / Content Area page



1 Drawing Conclusions Staying Healthy (Science) 005



2 Sequencing: Order of Events Wide Mouth Frog (Language Arts) 011



3 Sequencing: Steps in a Process Making Lemonade (Social Studies) 017



4 Predicting Outcomes What Instrument? (Art) 023



5 Cause and Effect Soccer Game (Sports) 029



6 Real and Make-believe Magic Drink (Language Arts) 035



7 Context Clues Four Seasons (Science) 041



8 Classifying Five Senses (Science) 047



9 Summarizing Weather (Science) 053



10 Paraphrasing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Language Arts) 059

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Lesson Skill Focus Reading / Content Area page



11 Plot Where is Charlie? (Language Arts) 065



12 Fact and Opinion Snacking in Thailand (Social Studies) 071



13 Comparing and Contrasting My Friends (Social Studies) 077



14 Point of View Ice Cream Museum (Social Studies) 083



15 Character Mary Goes to Sea (Language Arts) 089



16 Author’s Purpose Please Buy Some Cookies (Social Studies) 095



17 Setting Toby Goes Camping (Language Arts) 101



18 Using Maps Treasure Hunt (Language Arts) 107



19 Using Tables My Sticker Collection (Social Studies) 113



20 Using Graphs Hot Dog Eating Contest (Social Studies) 119

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Introduction













Introducing Reading Catch




Reading Catch contains 20 interesting passages on a diverse range of topics. With each
passage, students will learn 20 key reading comprehension skills vital to the proper usage of
the English language. They will complete exercises centered upon reading skills, and build a

firm understanding of the reading skills outlined in American education standards.




Pre-reading Drawing
Conclusions
↟Skill Introduction gives students detailed information about
READING SKILL
When you read a story, you may need to Clue Conclusion
the target reading skill. think about what the author doesn’t tell Clue
you.
Skill Strategy Use the words and pictures as clues. Then think about what
you already know.
↟Warm-up Question
Look at the pictures. What do they tell you? Think about what you
know, then choose the correct conclusions.
1. How do you think the cars will drive?
a. The cars will drive slowly.
b. The cars will drive quickly.
Reading
↟Before you read The doctor asks John what he likes to do.
DRAWING
CONCLUSIONS John says he likes to play computer games exercise v.
Science and watch TV. to move your body to be
The doctor tells him to exercise. healthy
↟Word definitions He says “You should play outside, or you gym n.
a place where you can
can go to the gym. Don’t be a couch
exercise
Before you read potato!” couch potato n.
1. Do you want to be John says thank you to the doctor. person who watches TV a
lot and never exercises
healthy?
He wants to be healthy, so he will do what
↟Passage with vivid illustrations is interesting to 2. What can you do T 01 the doctor says.
to grow strong?
But he will miss eating pizza every day!
couch potato
young students. The target reading skill is John wants to be healthy.
He wants to have a strong body.
John goes to the doctor.
healthy adj.
feeling well, not sick The doctor asks John what he eats.
applied in context that makes the reading strong adj. John says he eats hamburgers and
pizza every day.
healthy and not weak
doctor n. He drinks milkshakes and soda.
person who helps you
when you are sick The doctor tells John this food is
not good.
relevant. “You should eat more fruits and vegetables,”
says the doctor.
“Eat rice and meat if you want to be strong.
strong Don’t eat pizza every day!”
6 Lesson 1 7
After reading
↟Vocabulary Exercise Think about clues in the words and pictures when you read.
Drawing Conclusions
Match each key word with its definition. Write the word in the blank. Then think about what you already know. You can draw
conclusions about a story.
↟Comprehension Questions strong gym doctor
1. healthy and not weak Look at the pictures below. Match each conclusion with the correct clue.
2. a place where you can exercise Write the letter in the blank.
↟Focus on Skill offers 3. someone who helps you when you are sick Clue Conclusion
Choose the best answer. 1. John eats pizza and a.
students various questions 1. This story is about . hamburgers every day.
a. John’s doctor
Choose the word that best completes each sentence. b. being healthy
c. playing computer games d. John’s favorite food
1. Eating lots of vegetables will make you . 2. John plays basketball every b.
focused on the target a. old b. sick a. tennis . b. fruit day to exercise.
2. John likes to play
c. fat
d. healthy
c. exercise d. computer games
2 H i H l f
reading skill. 3. The doctor tells John he should b. eat pizza a lot
.
a. watch television
c. exercise d. play computer games every day

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Drawing


Conclusions









READING SKILL

When you read a story, you may need to Clue
Conclusion
think about what the author doesn’t tell Clue
you.

Skill Strategy Use the words and pictures as clues. Then think about what

you already know.







Look at the pictures. What do they tell you? Think about what you
know, then choose the correct conclusions.



1. How do you think the cars will drive?





a. The cars will drive slowly.

b. The cars will drive quickly.









2. How do you think the food tasted?





a. The food was delicious.

b. The food was not good.






Lesson 1 5

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DRAWING
CONCLUSIONS

Science









Before you read


1. Do you want to be
healthy?
T 01
2. What can you do

to grow strong?









John wants to be healthy.

He wants to have a strong body.

John goes to the doctor.
healthy adj.
feeling well, not sick The doctor asks John what he eats.
John says he eats hamburgers and
strong adj.
healthy and not weak pizza every day.

doctor n. He drinks milkshakes and soda.
person who helps you
when you are sick The doctor tells John this food is
not good.

“You should eat more fruits and vegetables,”

says the doctor.

“Eat rice and meat if you want to be strong.


strong Don’t eat pizza every day!”




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The doctor asks John what he likes to do.

John says he likes to play computer games
exercise v.
and watch TV. to move your body to be
healthy
The doctor tells him to exercise.

He says “You should play outside, or you gym n.
a place where you can
can go to the gym. Don’t be a couch exercise

potato!” couch potato n.

person who watches TV a
John says thank you to the doctor.
lot and never exercises
He wants to be healthy, so he will do what

the doctor says.

But he will miss eating pizza every day!



couch potato
















































Lesson 1 7

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Match each key word with its definition. Write the word in the blank.



strong gym doctor




1. healthy and not weak


2. a place where you can exercise


3. someone who helps you when you are sick












Choose the word that best completes each sentence.



1. Eating lots of vegetables will make you .

a. old b. sick
c. fat d. healthy




2. He is very strong. He gets a lot of .
a. healthy b. exercise

c. hamburgers d. pizza



3. If you watch TV all day and never exercise you are a .

a. couch potato b. school

c. doctor d. park







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Choose the best answer.



1. This story is about .

a. John’s doctor b. being healthy
c. playing computer games d. John’s favorite food



2. John likes to play .

a. tennis b. fruit

c. exercise d. computer games



3. The doctor tells John he should .

a. watch television b. eat pizza a lot
c. exercise d. play computer games every day












Circle T for true or F for false.



1. John eats a lot of hamburgers. T F



2. John does not like milkshakes. T F



3. John wants to be healthy. T F













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Drawing Conclusions


Think about clues in the words and pictures when you read.
Then think about what you already know. You can draw

conclusions about a story.







Look at the pictures below. Match each conclusion with the correct clue.
Write the letter in the blank.



Clue Conclusion




1. John eats pizza and a.

hamburgers every day.









2. John plays basketball every b.
day to exercise.









3. The doctor says “Eat more c.

fruits and vegetables.”

















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