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The Activity Book: Suggestions for Sequencing

The Activity Book now includes an Alternative Sequence that integrates skills and shows how pages can easily be spread over three years. The following list helps you identify good starting points and more difficult pages. Note that page numbers refer to the second edition of the Activity Book, published in 2004.

Pages from the Activity Book that you might want to complete early in the school year because they provide a basis for on-going study:

Building Your Vocabulary 106
     Morphemes 107
     Pronunciation 108
     Words in Context 109

     Reading Log 112
     Reading Inventory 113–114
     Assessing Your Knowledge 121
     Paraphrasing 122
     Preview a Textbook 126
     Preview a Chapter or Article 127
     Questioning, Reading, Reciting 128
     Finding the Main Idea 129
     Signal Words 130
     Visualizing 131

     Topic Sentence 134
     Evaluating Your First Draft 139
     Editing Checklist 140

Tips for Success in School 149–154 (entire section)

You might also want to work on areas that have traditionally posed problems for your child: capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc.

More difficult pages that you might want to postpone for younger students:

Parts of Speech 16–19
Sentences 22–26
Sentence Patterns 30–33 (entire section)
Using Verbs 37, 45–49
Using Modifiers 62, 65
Punctuation 78–80, 82–83, 86–88
Spelling 90
Vocabulary 110–111
Reading 132
Writing 143–148 

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