July 2012--This product has been updated and improved!! In addition to all of the skills listed below, this workbook now covers more areas in language arts as seen on the state test and benchmark tests, including guide words, questioning skills, sentence correction, compare/contrast, and writing skills. Plus, cute Scrappin Doodles graphics have been added to make the workbook more student friendly!
This is a 20 page workbook to accompany the story "Around the Pond: Who's Been Here?" by Lindsay Barrett George. Skills covered include: author's purpose, consonant clusters, digraphs, compound words, punctuation and quotation marks, summarizing, syllables, predicting, multiple meaning words, fact/opinion, parts of speech, synonyms/antonyms, true/false, singular and plural nouns, homophones, verb tense, contractions, inferences, sequencing, sorting and classifying, analogies, alternative endings, vocabulary, pronouns, proper nouns, making connections, drawing conclusions, main idea and supporting details, subject/predicate, reference materials, sentence combining, grammar, ABC order, spelling, sentence types, vowel sounds, narrator, correct word order, and cause and effect. This has been an invaluable tool in covering state standards and helping my students with comprehension and numerous language arts skills.
The page numbers referenced in this workbook correspond to the story in the Houghton MifflinÂ® Anthology "Adventures" from their California Reading program. If you are using another version of "Around the Pond: Who's Been Here?", this will still be useful to you, but you may have to modify a few things. If you like this product, check out my workbooks for other stories in the "Adventures" and "Delights" anthology books.