• Various reading books are used. All students are matched by abilities to the reading series that suits their needs. The following are examples of the programs used in my classroom.

     

    Developing Everyday Reading Skills Book 1 and Book 2

    By: Dr. Stuart Margulies and Chris Welles Feder

     

    Book 1: This book contains three levels – A, B, and C. Each level is divided into twelve units. The student reads a sentence or two and is asked a yes/no question. Each level contains the following units:

     

    ¨     1. Reading Signs

    ¨     2. Reading Instructions with Illustrations

    ¨     3. Vocabulary of the Work World

    ¨     4. Making Decisions from What You Read

    ¨     5. Understanding Negatives

    ¨     6. Review Skills 1 – 5

    ¨     7. Reading Labels and Diagrams

    ¨     8. Understanding Directions

    ¨     9. Reading for Sequence

    ¨     10. Reasoning from What You Read

    ¨     11. Words in Context

    ¨     12. Review Skills 7 – 11

     

    Book 2: This book contains three levels – D, E, and F. Each level is divided into twelve units. These units include:

     

    ¨     1. Reading Product Labels and Want Ads

    ¨     2. Following Instructions

    ¨     3. Sentences with If

    ¨     4. Making Decisions from What You Read

    ¨     5. Vocabulary of the Work World

    ¨     6. Review Skills 1 – 5

    ¨     7. Reading Diagrams

    ¨     8. Obtaining Info from What You Read

    ¨     9. Reading for Sequence

    ¨     10. Reasoning from What You Read

    ¨     11. Words in Context

    ¨     12. Review Skills 7 – 11

     

      

    Students may be placed in a Skills-Based Reading series that is divided in the following levels – 2, 2-3, 4-5, or 5-6. Each level focuses on different skills.

     

    Reading Level 2 skills:

    ¨     Analogies

    ¨     Cause and Effect

    ¨     Classifying Information

    ¨     Comparison/Contrast

    ¨     Context Clues

    ¨     Drawing Conclusions

    ¨     Evaluating Information

    ¨     Fact or Opinion

    ¨     Getting the Facts

    ¨     Locating the Answer

    ¨     Main Idea

    ¨     Making Inferences

    ¨     Predicting Outcomes

    ¨     Sequence

    ¨     Summarizing

     

     

    Reading Level 2-3, Level 4-5, and Level 5-6 skills:

    ¨     Analogies

    ¨     Author’s Purpose

    ¨     Cause and Effect

    ¨     Classifying Information

    ¨     Comparison/Contrast

    ¨     Context Clues

    ¨     Dictionary Skills

    ¨     Drawing Conclusions

    ¨     Emotional Response

    ¨     Evaluating Information

    ¨     Fact/Opinion

    ¨     Following Directions

    ¨     Getting the Facts

    ¨     Locating the Answer

    ¨     Main Idea

    ¨     Making Inferences

    ¨     Stating an Opinion

    ¨     Predicting Outcomes

    ¨     Relating Story Content to Personal Experience

    ¨     Sequence

    ¨     Summarizing

    ¨     Vocabulary

    ¨     Word Analysis