Designed to present critical thinking skills to young students who may not have mastered reading skills. Seven different thinking skills--relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, pattern decoding, and critical analysis--are presented in a format designed to appeal to the prereader.
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Give students in grade K strategies to succeed in phonics with Jump Into Phonics! This 208-page book leads young readers past the frustration involved with the early stages of understanding letter-sound associations by using strategies proven to create basic phonics comprehension. This helpful classroom resource includes diagnostic tests that identify students' instructional needs, multimethod strategies for teaching every reader, reproducible practice pages, and a skills index. The book aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.