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A child's ability to read and comprehend the written word is his touchstone to success in school and in life. Designed to teach the reading skills that are basic to reading fluency, our resource emphasizes the primary building blocks of reading acquisition. Start off by identifying the main idea of a passage. Find out how details will point to the most important part of a story. Then, use graphic organizers to help identify context clues. Find out what questions to ask before drawing conclusions. Gather all the facts and prior knowledge to help. Learn all about making inferences, and how clues from the text and your own knowledge and experiences will tell you what the author is trying to say. Discover the differences between facts and opinions. Learning to read between the lines will help with comprehension. Finally, discover transition words as you learn about sequencing. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, reproducible writing tasks, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.