Just for Boys Grades 6-8 Reading Comprehension: Aligned to Common Core
Motivate The Boys To Read!
Includes over 18 short fiction and nonfiction readings, a teacher guide, teacher and student rubrics, read aloud observation form and answer key.
What adolescent boy can resist topics such as snowboarding, tsunamis, iPods, and airport security?
This outstanding collection of original short stories, articles, interviews biographies, advertisements, and more is sure to capture - and hold - the interest of all your young male readers.
The subject matter, characters, and graphics have been carefully chosen to relate to boys of this age group.
Real-world applications address students' emotional development as they delve into issues like homelessness, sex education, and smoking.
The before, during, and after reading exercises incorporate effective, research-based reading comprehension strategies including activating prior knowledge, predicting, visualizing, questioning, drawing inferences, summarizing, synthesizing, monitoring and repairing comprehension, and evaluation.
Supports Common Core Standards for Reading, Literature & Informational Text.
Story Titles Include:
Grade 6 Fiction
- Crazy Legs
- That's Why They Call It Savage Hill
Grade 6 Nonfiction
- Giving a Speech
- Smoking in the Washroom
- Snowboarding: An Interview with Ingmar "Ice Buster"? Schtickler
Grade 7 Fiction
- The Halloween Scrooge
- The Boy in the Red Plaid Coat
- Christmas with Aunt Libby
Grade 7 NonFiction
- Airport Security
- Working on the Railway: My First Summer Job
- Sex Ed Class
Grade 8 Fiction
- The Bridge
- Defiance Peak
- Mutiny in Space
Grade 8 Nonfiction
- Let's Roll – The Story of Todd Beamer, Hero of 9/11
- Downloading Songs
- Tsunami Wreaks Havoc