January 2013--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, more compare/contrast, and writing skills. Plus, cute Scrappin Doodles graphics have been added to make the workbook more student friendly!
This is an 18 page workbook to accompany the story "Brothers and Sisters" by Ellen B. Senisi. Skills covered include: author's purpose, context clues, comparing/contrasting, consonant clusters, digraphs, facts and details, compound words, inferences, quotation marks and punctuation, summarizing, contractions, syllables, predicting, fact/opinion, parts of speech, matching skills, comparative words, singular and plural nouns, antonyms, suffixes, multiple meaning words, making connections, main idea/details, vocabulary, main idea of a page, sorting and classifying, proper nouns, pronouns, subject/predicate, analogies, ABC order, correct word order in sentences, spelling, sentence type, grammar, vowel sounds, and cause and effect. This has been an invaluable tool in helping my students with comprehension and numerous language arts skills.
The page numbers referenced in this workbook correspond to the story in the Houghton Mifflin® Anthology "Delights" from their California Reading program. If you are using another version of "Brothers and Sisters", 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.