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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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Unit

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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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Unit

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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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Unit

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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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Unit

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

com/store/quiz_ home.renlearn. 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. The stories in Bricks Reading with Reading Skills were reviewed by ATOSTM. Summarizing is an important habit that helps readers progress through reading. Comprehension Check Up offers three types of objective questions enabling learners to check their reading comprehension: true and false. The dictation worksheets are available from the Teacher’s Guide Book or at http://www.co. Story Summary Up is a ‘filling out the gaps’ activity. These tools check word comprehension.redbricks. invites learners to review the learned words in a different context.5 Word Count 250 300 350 Bricks Reading with Reading Skills offers various activities enabling learners to improve language skills. A Read Along Audio CD is included so that learners can listen to the speech of native speakers. the reading.1~2.6~2. and speaking and writing skills. The reading strategies illustrated in the ‘Reading Skill Up’ sections help learners understand the story fluently by using comprehension cues. This activity allows learners to summarize the reading by filling out information gaps using words and sentence patterns from the story. reading comprehension. Reading Skill Up helps learners comprehend the selections in a creative way based on a reading strategy. reading strategy. Vocabulary Build Up provides learners opportunities to practice vocabulary at pre-reading and post-reading stages. There are two questions related to the reading content that can be used for extended speaking and writing lessons. invites learners to match words from the selections to the correct definitions. such as vocabulary. and help learners build strong reading habits. or after.kr. These questions offer in-depth studies on reading and opportunities to connect the reading content to prior knowledge. a matching activity. and simple writing questions. Think and Act Out is an activity that can be completed during. The variety of post-reading questions helps learners feel confident and improve their comprehension skills. help learners use their previous reading skills.5 1.0 2.asp. . The second activity. You can find out additional reading materials such as ‘chapter books’ at http://www. a ‘filling in the blanks’ activity. multiple choice.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. The first activity. The strategic comprehension activities introduce a new reading strategy. Learners can listen to the stories exclusively or dictate the recording inclusively with dictation worksheets.

Dad is a plane. He can’t walk. 6 . New Family What Ben Can Do 1 My brother Ben is a ten-month-old boy. Ben controls Dad. Dad lifts him up.Unit 1. He takes a nap with his eyes closed. He can’t talk. Ben is a pilot. Do you know what Ben can do? 5 Ben can go walking with us. He cries when he is hungry or unhappy. He can ride in a stroller. He watches many things with his eyes open. 10 Ben can express his feelings. But he can do many things. He frowns when he goes number two. He laughs when he is full or happy. 15 Ben can fly in the air. 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. What is number two in the story? Ben can’t walk. But he can go walking with his family. but he ______________ ______________ ______________ things.Unit 1. Write or say your own opinions. How does this make sense? 11 . New Family Complete the summary by filling in the blanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the themes are based on crosscurricular approaches to expose learners to various subject areas: science.A. and more. In addition. history. 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.co. letters. news articles. plus more.K. The formats are designed to optimize understanding of the reading contents. and the U.kr ISBN 89-5602-655-6 . Bricks Reading with Reading Skills is written by native English speaker teachers who teach in primary schools in the U. math. It is designed for pre-intermediate to intermediate learners who want to be successful readers. nonfiction. journals.1 Bricks Reading with Reading Skills is a three-leveled reading course that enables learners to build their critical reading and comprehension skills. Bricks Reading with Reading Skills offers interesting and informative theme-based units with various formats and genres: fiction. Canada. The themes vary from familiar subject matters to culturally unique ones. art.S.redbricks.

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