May 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 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! If you want to cover many of the new common core standards using old curriculum, this is a great solution!
This is a 25 page workbook to accompany the story "The School Mural" by Sarah Vasquez. Skills covered include: author's purpose, context clues, facts and supporting details, comparing/contrasting, consonant clusters, digraphs, compound words, inferences, quotation marks and punctuation, summarizing, contractions, syllables, fact/opinion, parts of speech, singular and plural nouns, synonyms and antonyms, suffixes, possessives, multiple meaning words, true/false, homophones, reference materials, verb tense, sequencing, story organization, main idea and details, making connections, vocabulary, analogies, subject/predicate, sentence combining, main idea of a page, ABC order, pronouns, proper nouns, correct word order in sentences, spelling, grammar, guide words, soft and hard c and g, sentence types, matching letter 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 Mifflin® Anthology "Delights" from their California Reading program. If you are using another version of "The School Mural", 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.