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T. Bradford Helm, Nancy Hollman, Carrie Wilcox, Lindsay Irvine, RedBricks Contents Group

Reviewers
Ph. D Andrew Edward Finch, Benjamin Schultz

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CONTENTS
Unit

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New Family
What Ben Can Do
Fiction: Realistic Fiction / Social Studies Reading Skill Main Idea and Supporting Details

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My New Best Friend
Fiction: Realistic Fiction / Social Studies Reading Skill Places and Events

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Bath
Get Chubby to the Tub
Fiction: Realistic Fiction / Social Studies Reading Skill Sequence of Events

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How to Take a Bath
Nonfiction: Informational Story / Social Studies Reading Skill Organizing Details

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My Race
The Odd Race
Nonfiction: Fairy Tale / Physical Education Reading Skill Compare and Contrast

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My First Race
Fiction: Realistic Fiction / Physical Education Reading Skill Understanding Feelings

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Kitten Stories
The Story of Miss Moppet
Fiction: Fairy Tale / Social Studies Reading Skill Visual Imagination

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Why Dogs Chase Cats
Fiction: Fairy Tale / Social Studies Reading Skill Contrasting Characters

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Rain, Rain, Rain
Wet Walk
Fiction: Realistic Fiction / Science Reading Skill Cause and Feelings

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Questions about Weather
Nonfiction: Informational Story / Science Reading Skill Giving Titles

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Enjoy Cartoons!
Calvin and Hobbes
Fiction: Cartoon / Social Studies Reading Skill Inferring Personality

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Famous Cartoon Character: Garfield
Nonfiction: Informational Story / Social Studies Reading Skill Making a Prediction Based on Characters

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Each story selection builds on content vocabulary and skills introduced in the selection. news articles. and the U. or invite learns to guess. journal entries. The formats are designed to optimize understanding of the reading contents. which exposes learners to various subject areas. and writing skills. It is designed for pre-intermediate to intermediate junior learners. It is written by native English speaker teachers who teach in primary schools in the U.K. Bricks Reading with Reading Skills invites learners to take successful steps into the reading world. Also. and to read content with an academic purpose. The theme selections are based on a cross-curricular approach. Canada. Reading two different stories with a shared theme helps learners explore the theme area in a creative and interesting way. letters. learners have to write down answers to complete each task while they plan answers in a creative way. to appreciate reading content. learners will become global leaders who have superior language skills and thinking power. learners with confidence in reading can show high performance on tests. An important aspect of Bricks Reading with Reading Skills is that it is designed to promote strategic comprehension. nonfiction. With Bricks Reading with Reading Skills.A. TO TEACHERS The two stories in each unit are connected to each other based on a common theme.INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW Bricks Reading with Reading Skills is a three-leveled reading program that enables learners to practice in-depth reading. You can invite learners to read the two reading selections while considering the theme. Its content and formats are well planned to enable learners to build their reading comprehension.S. to read between lines. plus more. the meanings. The theme-based stories have various formats and genres: fiction. critical reading. you can point out the typical formats of each genre. The post-reading tasks with graphic organizers allow learners to link reading skills with thinking and writing skills. Learners build reading strategies through post-reading activities using graphic organizers. you can present a reading . In addition. You can point out the vocabulary words in bold face and then illustrate. Bricks Reading with Reading Skills is an optimal guide for reading practice. Bricks Reading with Reading Skills has interesting and informative reading content. These activities also help learners build strong reading habits: to read the content with a critical eye. Two stories in each unit share a theme.

The second activity. or after. and speaking and writing skills.5 Word Count 250 300 350 Bricks Reading with Reading Skills offers various activities enabling learners to improve language skills. Reading Skill Up helps learners comprehend the selections in a creative way based on a reading strategy. Story Summary Up is a ‘filling out the gaps’ activity. Summarizing is an important habit that helps readers progress through reading.0 2. such as vocabulary. the reading. Think and Act Out is an activity that can be completed during. You can find out additional reading materials such as ‘chapter books’ at http://www. The variety of post-reading questions helps learners feel confident and improve their comprehension skills. and help learners build strong reading habits.asp.redbricks. This activity allows learners to summarize the reading by filling out information gaps using words and sentence patterns from the story. a ‘filling in the blanks’ activity. The dictation worksheets are available from the Teacher’s Guide Book or at http://www.B r i c k s R e a d i n g 1 strategy by referring to the ‘Reading Skill Up’ section on the following page of each story selection. Learners can listen to the stories exclusively or dictate the recording inclusively with dictation worksheets. There are two questions related to the reading content that can be used for extended speaking and writing lessons. Comprehension Check Up offers three types of objective questions enabling learners to check their reading comprehension: true and false.renlearn. invites learners to review the learned words in a different context.5 1. Vocabulary Build Up provides learners opportunities to practice vocabulary at pre-reading and post-reading stages.6~2. Refer to the reading ability ranges of each volume: Title Bricks Reading with Reading Skills 1 Bricks Reading with Reading Skills 2 Bricks Reading with Reading Skills 3 Reading Ability 1~1.1~2. reading comprehension. The reading strategies illustrated in the ‘Reading Skill Up’ sections help learners understand the story fluently by using comprehension cues. help learners use their previous reading skills.kr. A Read Along Audio CD is included so that learners can listen to the speech of native speakers.co. . The first activity. invites learners to match words from the selections to the correct definitions. multiple choice. The stories in Bricks Reading with Reading Skills were reviewed by ATOSTM. These tools check word comprehension. a matching activity. and simple writing questions. These questions offer in-depth studies on reading and opportunities to connect the reading content to prior knowledge. reading strategy. The strategic comprehension activities introduce a new reading strategy.com/store/quiz_ home.

Dad is a plane. He can ride in a stroller. 15 Ben can fly in the air. 10 Ben can express his feelings. Ben controls Dad. He watches many things with his eyes open. But he can do many things. Ben is a pilot. He cries when he is hungry or unhappy. He can’t talk. 6 .Unit 1. He can’t walk. Do you know what Ben can do? 5 Ben can go walking with us. He laughs when he is full or happy. New Family What Ben Can Do 1 My brother Ben is a ten-month-old boy. He takes a nap with his eyes closed. Dad lifts him up. He frowns when he goes number two. He plays with Dad.

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Ben can make a mural. He draws pictures on the walls. He uses crayons and lipstick. Nobody knows what the pictures mean. He is an artist.

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Ben can make a song. He plays the piano. He makes songs. He does not look at the notes. He is a pianist and a

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composer. Ben can keep my secrets. He just listens to them. He never tells them to anyone. When I broke the window, Ben did not tell Mom. He is an honest

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baby. And he can be my best friend. Ben is only ten months old. But he can do many things.

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A. Match the words to the correct definitions.

1. nap 2. express 3. feeling 4. frown 5. lift up 6. mural

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• a fact that is not told to anyone else • to say or show what a person thinks • a picture painted on a wall • someone who makes music • an emotion such as love and anger • a short sleep • not lying or cheating in one’s friendships • to bring upward; raise • to winkle the face to show unhappiness

7. composer • 8. secret 9. honest • •

B. Choose the best words to fill in the blanks.

1. He is a _____________. He wrote great songs. ⓐ pilot ⓑ policeman ⓒ nap ⓓ composer

2. Our class is making a _____________ on the wall. It will be a great picture. ⓐ pet ⓑ song ⓒ mural ⓓ friend

3. Shh... Don’t say it to anyone. Please keep my _____________. ⓐ food ⓑ friend ⓒ secret ⓓ stroller

4. Are you okay? I want to know your _____________. ⓐ feeling ⓑ saying ⓒ sleeping ⓓ listening

5. He never tells a lie. He is an _____________ man. ⓐ honest
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ⓑ ugly

ⓒ angry

ⓓ old

Unit 1. New Family

A. Check True or False.

1. Ben plays with Dad. 2. Ben frowns when he is happy.
B. Choose the best answers.

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1. Who is telling the story? ⓐ Ben’s brother ⓑ Ben’s mother ⓒ Ben’s father ⓓ Ben

2. What is the story mainly about? ⓐ classmates ⓑ brother’s baby ⓒ Ben ⓓ school

3. What can Ben not do? ⓐ make a song ⓑ talk ⓒ keep secrets ⓓ draw pictures

4. What is true about the story? ⓐ Ben can fly a plane. ⓒ Ben is a baby.
C. Write the best answers.

ⓑ Ben has no friend. ⓓ Ben can run.

1. How old is Ben? ________________________________________________________________ 2. What does Ben use when he makes a mural? ________________________________________________________________

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Main Idea and Supporting Details
A story is about a main idea. Supporting details tell many things about the main idea. Choose and write what Ben can do.

Main Idea Ben cando do many many things. Ben can things.

• lift Dad up • walk • make a song • take notes

• express his feelings • talk • look at the notes • break a window

• make a mural • fly in the air • keep my secrets • control a pilot

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brother can do ten many months My ______________ Ben is only ______________ ______________ old.Unit 1. But he can go walking with his family. Write or say your own opinions. What is number two in the story? Ben can’t walk. How does this make sense? 11 . but he ______________ ______________ ______________ things. New Family Complete the summary by filling in the blanks.

My mom is supposed to be here. What’s going on? 12 . “Where are Mom and Dad?” Grandma smiles and answers. “Oh. After school. I don’t need more friends. I find my grandma at school. I have no idea.1 I get up.” 5 I already have many friends: Karen. and my classmates. I go to the kitchen. Do you know you will have a new best friend soon?” “No. She is waiting for me in the 10 car. Noa. my girl. Boe. I just miss my mom and dad! I have breakfast and I go to school. Only Grandma is there.

My mom says. My best friend Karen is not there. baby.” I ask my mom. My mom is in the bed. I see my dad! My dad and grandma go to a room. 30 “It’s your new best friend. “Calm down. My mom says. let’s go to the hospital. “No. dear. 13 . Cynthia. I am your sister.” 15 She starts driving. “I am fantastic. “Are you okay? You look exhausted. You will see your new best friend.” “Is she my baby sister? I like her!” I say. “What is it? It’s so cute and small.” 35 And I kiss my baby sister.Unit 1.” I cry out. I follow them. little girl. There is a bed in the 20 room. Nice to meet you. I don’t want to go to hospital! I am perfectly okay.” says Grandma. Karen is at her home! 25 I find something cute and small with my mom. When I get to the hospital. she is your baby sister. Hey.” I look around the room. New Family “Cynthia.” I say. Grandma says. “I will love my best friend forever.

wait for 6. follow 7. 1. I am full. get out of bed • students who are in the same class 2. I don’t _____________ more food. ⓐ come from ⓑ ask for ⓒ wait for ⓓ go to 3.A. miss 5. I _____________ my parents. ⓐ miss ⓑ need ⓒ drink ⓓ hate 2. I want to see my mom and dad. Choose the best words to fill in the blanks. Nancy will _____________ you here. need 4. Linda is a good mother. cute 8. 1. classmates • 3. ⓐ never ⓑ forever ⓒ only ⓓ really 4. get up • • to stay to see something or someone • for all time. always • to want • to want to see • to come or go after • very pretty • to wake up. ⓐ missed ⓑ needed ⓒ looked ⓓ followed 14 . She wants to see you. The dog _____________ me to the house. She will love her son now and _____________. Match the words to the correct definitions. ⓐ like ⓑ get ⓒ miss ⓓ ask 5. forever • • • • • • B.

B. Check True or False.’ ⓓ ‘My best friend is Boe. Choose the best answers.’ 1. Cynthia does not have Mom and Dad. Cynthia’s grandmother can drive a car. 2. ⓑ ‘I will love my mom more. ⓑ The girl is a student. New Family A. T T F F 1. 1.’ ⓒ ‘I like to have more classmates. Write the best answers. Who usually picks Cynthia up? ⓐ Grandma ⓑ Mom ⓒ Dad ⓓ baby sister 3. ⓓ Dad goes with mom.’ C. What is not true about the story? ⓐ Grandma knows what’s happening. 2. ⓐ small ⓑ tall ⓒ cute ⓓ beautiful 4. How does the baby look? Choose two answers. What are the names of Cynthia’s friends? ________________________________________________________________ 2. ⓒ Mom is sick. How does Cynthia think at the end of the story? ⓐ ‘I will love my sister for all time.Unit 1. Where are the mom and baby? ________________________________________________________________ 15 .

• Grandmother is waiting for Cynthia. • Cynthia cannot find mom and dad. 16 . • Cynthia sees her mom and a cute baby. Places Events home car hospital • Cynthia gets up.Places and Events Events happen in specific places. • Cynthia kisses her baby sister. You can understand the event of the story by the places. Where the events happen in the story? Choose and fill out the chart. • They go off to the hospital.

After school. Her ____________ just tells her she will have a ____________ best friend. Cynthia can not see her mom and dad. New Family Complete the summary by filling in the blanks. Cynthia goes to a ____________ to see her mom and dad. There is a ____________ with them. Who was the new best friend? How does Cynthia’s feeling change? 17 . Write or say your own opinions. The baby is her new best friend.Unit 1. baby forever grandma hospital new sister One day. Cynthia says she will love her ____________ ____________.

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letters. math. and more.redbricks. The formats are designed to optimize understanding of the reading contents.co.K. Bricks Reading with Reading Skills is written by native English speaker teachers who teach in primary schools in the U. art.kr ISBN 89-5602-655-6 .1 Bricks Reading with Reading Skills is a three-leveled reading course that enables learners to build their critical reading and comprehension skills. It is designed for pre-intermediate to intermediate learners who want to be successful readers. FEATURES Written by native English speaker teachers who have worked for primary schools ● Theme-based subject matters and topics ● Various formats for subject related reading contents ● Systematic vocabulary and reading strategy builders ● Enough practice to check comprehension ● Speaking and writing activities to extend reading skills ● Reliable levels by ● COMPONENTS Student Book Audio CD ● MP3 files ● Teachers’ Guide with answer keys ● Dictation and vocabulary worksheets ● ● Download Resources : www.A. The themes vary from familiar subject matters to culturally unique ones. and the U. news articles. nonfiction. In addition. plus more. history. the themes are based on crosscurricular approaches to expose learners to various subject areas: science.S. journals. Bricks Reading with Reading Skills offers interesting and informative theme-based units with various formats and genres: fiction. Canada.