Levels 1 – 8This series has been used successfully in many instructional settings – with whole classes, small groups, or one-on-one!Challenger is an eight-book structured reading, writing, and reasoning skills Series, taking adult students from the beginning stages of reading to a Grade 9 level. Each book contains twenty lessons and includes a reading selection and a variety of related exercises. Lessons also contain vocabulary and spelling exercises, writing practice, word study according to a phonics principle, and other exercises. Challenger is effective in a classroom where students are functioning at different levels, or with students whose learning style responds to a workbook approach. The reading selections include topics that hold the students’ interest. The format of the lessons is consistent and directions are clear and easy to follow.
Low reading level. Twenty lessons, each followed by study words and exercises including fill in the blank and sentence completion. Fiction readings increase in length and difficulty through the book. Emphasizes phonics elements and principles, decoding, reading comprehension and vocabulary building. (112 pages)
Writing For Challenger
Writing For Challenger closely integrates the first four books of the Challenger reading series, with each writing lessons tied to the corresponding lesson in the reading book, and also includes:
Student Books corresponding to Challenger Student Books 1 to 4 with beginning sentence writing through paragraph and essay composition; vocabulary and grammar reinforcement through practice with specific elements introduced in the reading lessons.
Teacher’s Manual with details on how to make the most of the exercises in all four books, and also discusses evaluating student writing, dealing with technical errors, and developing writing process skills. An activity matrix displaying the progression of skill development throughout the series is included.
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Find the Challenger Adult Reading Series in the Newton Free Library’s Literacy Collection: 428.4 MURPHY.