This is a 21 page workbook to accompany the story "Across the Wide Dark Sea" by Jean Van Leeuwen. Skills covered include: author's purpose, context clues, compound words, punctuation and quotation marks, summarizing, syllables, multiple meaning words, fact/opinion, parts of speech, synonyms/antonyms, true/false, singular and plural nouns, homophones, verb tense, vocabulary, pronouns, proper nouns, making connections, subject/predicate, reference materials, main idea of a page, possessives, compare/contrast, sequencing, alphabetical order, spelling, prefixes and suffixes, sorting/classifying, identifying narrator, sentence types, genre, guide words, onomatopoeia, character analysis, making generalizations, drawing conclusions, grammar, sentence combining, main idea and details, best word order, complete/incomplete sentences, and cause and effect. This has been an invaluable tool in covering state standards and helping my school's 3rd grade students with comprehension and numerous language arts skills. The page numbers referenced in this workbook correspond to the story in the Houghton MifflinÂ® Anthology "Horizons" from their California Reading program. If you are using another version of "Across the Wide Dark Sea", this will still be useful to you, but you may have to modify a few things. If you like this product, check back as I will be making more workbooks for the other stories in the Horizons anthology. Tell your 2nd grade teacher friends that I also have workbooks listed for all 2nd grade stories in the "Adventures" and "Delights" anthology books!