Fun ACT Reading Prep: Main Idea Skill-by-Skill Practice

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Fun Test Prep
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This excerpt from "Fun ACT Prep: Skill by Skill" breaks down the reading skill of main idea. Students will practice the skill in the context of a high-interest passage about uncommon fears modeled after the ACT, then reflect upon their learning by reviewing the answer key and explanations. The skill will be reinforced with reflective questions, and students' ACT knowledge is strengthened with "Test Tips."

"Fun ACT Prep: Skill by Skill" combines fun, high-interest topics relevant to teens with challenging passages and standardized questions. Practice for the ACT while reading about Batman, LeBron James, phobias, video games, urban legends, "The Hunger Games," Taylor Swift, and many more!

Build toward success by learning each of the 23 most-assessed English & Reading skills

Practice by isolating each question type in smaller passages

Chunk several skills together in fun, full-length passages

Reflect with exercises that hone strengths and improve weaknesses

Useful for individual practice, classroom instruction, or small group tutoring, "Fun ACT Prep: Skill by Skill" is adaptable for differentiated instruction and a Response to Invervention (RTI).

Aligned to Common Core Standards for Reading and Language Arts.

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by Mary Kate Durkin & Chris Mikulskis
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.


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