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The Active Reader

The Active Reader series is based on the premise that fluent readers actively engage with the text, using a variety of strategies. Each workbook provides ten carefully levelled reading passages relating to five popular themes: people, relationships, health and safety, environment, and history. Each unit aims to engage learners in the process of active reading by providing:
  • pre-reading discussion questions that encourage students to connect the passage to their lives
  • a non-fiction passage with strategically placed "stop and think" questions
  • post-reading questions that promote reflection, critical reading, and discussion
  • a mini-lesson that provides explicit instruction to reinforce a key comprehension strategy
  • activities that develop word attack, vocabulary, and dictionary skills
  • an authentic literacy practice that focuses on how people use literacy in their day-to-day lives.

Each workbook has an answer key.