Critical Conditioning

Critical Conditioning

When parents choose to use good literature rather than a textbook-based reading series as the foundation of their reading program, they sometimes neglect some of the reading comprehension skills. This guide covers all the comprehension skills that are usually taught from kindergarten through eighth grade. But remember that this is a teacher resource rather than a textbook.

A key goal throughout the guide is to develop an active rather than passive approach to reading. It tells you how to develop thinking skills in your children then how to encourage them to apply those skills in reading and research activities. Explanations are given for the purposes of various activities, then parents are given questions to ask and ideas to use with their children.

Vocabulary development, study skills, note taking, and some writing activities are included. Skill lists and a checklist at the back of the book are handy tools to help us plan and evaluate progress in these areas.

While it is primarily written for grades 1-8, it is also useful for those teaching high schoolers.

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Instant Key

  • Need For Parent or Teacher Instruction: high
  • Learning Environment: parent or teacher resource
  • Grade Level: grades K-8
  • Special Audience: adults
  • Educational Methods: discussion, interactive, real books
  • Religious Perspective: secular

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