This article is in collaboration with Apologia Educational Ministries.
Learning to read is the first step in being a lifelong reader. Understanding what you read and learning to appreciate it, is the next step. Apologia Educational Ministries has created Readers in Residence Volume 1 (Sleuth) to do just that. Children in grades 4 and up will develop their comprehension skills while participating in high-interest activities and reading assignments.
Readers in Residence Volume 1 (Sleuth) contains two books. The first book is an inclusive book containing all the text and activities in one spiral-bound location. The second book is an answer book for the parent or teacher.
Some skills your student will learn include:
- understand the author’s craft, choices, and intentions
- recognize the literary elements authors use to create fiction and nonfiction
- make inferences from the details in the text plus their own prior knowledge and experience
- decode the meaning of unfamiliar words from context clues
- build a rich and varied vocabulary
- identify and understand figures of speech such as personification, metaphor, and hyperbole
- notice how expert writers employ the conventions of the English language (punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage) to achieve clarity
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A big thank you to Erin from Amundsen House of Chaos for writing this introduction article.