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, compare and contrast, sentence correction, 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 "Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night" by Cynthia Rylant. Skills covered include: author's purpose, context clues, consonant clusters, compound words, inferences, punctuation, summarizing, syllables, contractions, predicting, multiple meaning words, possessives, fact/opinion, parts of speech, synonyms/antonyms, true/false, singular and plural nouns, homophones, sequencing, verb tense, picture clues, vocabulary, pronouns, proper nouns, making connections, main idea, adding details, drawing conclusions, generalizations and supporting details, subject/predicate, analogies, correct word order, sentence combining, ABC order, grammar, spelling, narrator, sentence types, vowel sounds, 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 "Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night", 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. Tell your 3rd grade teacher friends that I have workbooks available for their stories too!