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  1. 1. Contents Before You Read After You Read 1 Prepare Yourself 1 9 Keep It Straight 81 2 What Do You Know? 9 10 Make a Map 91 P Power Tools 17 P Power Tools 101 While You Read Review 105 3 Read between the Lines 21 4 Stop and Ask 29 P Power Tools 37 5 Cross Check 41 6 Learn New Words 49 P Power Tools 57 7 Make an Argument 61 8 Point of View 69 P Power Tools 77 www.SylvanLearning.com
  2. 2. Checking your answers is part of the learning. Each section of the workbook begins with an easy-to-use Check It! strip. 1. Before beginning the activities, cut out the Check It! strip. 2. As you complete the activities on each page, check your answers. 3. If you find an error, you can correct it yourself. www.SylvanLearning.com
  3. 3. Prepare Yourself 1 Before you dive into a book, take a look at the TABLE OF CONTENTS. What’s that? It’s a list of the chapters in a book. It may give you a hint 3Check It! about what’s inside Page 1 Sneak Peak! Sneak Peak! 1. 5 Say you’re going to read this book: 2. chapter 2 3. 27 4. solar power 5. chapters 1, 4, and Electricity: Past, Present, and Future possibly 5 First, READ the table of contents. Pages 2–3 Sneak Peak! Chapter One: Life before electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1. 45 2. knock-knock jokes, animal Chapter Two: Many inventors caught the spark. . . . . . . . . 15 jokes, holiday jokes, and school jokes, jokes through history 3. pages 10–14 Chapter Three: Power plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 4. pun 5. chapter 7 6. page 45 Chapter Four: Electricity in the home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 7. Suggestion: You might learn to pause before giving the punch line of a joke. Chapter Five: Switching to solar power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Now, FILL IN the blanks using information from the table of contents. Pages 4–5 1. How many chapters does this book have? Sneak Peak! 1. chapter 4 2. 8 pages 2. Which chapter might tell you if Ben Franklin invented 3. 4. chapter 2 chapter 3 5. pages 56–59 6. chapter 5 electricity? 7. Suggestion: Saving the habitat of big cats, or helping stray cats 8. Suggestion: A list of books and 3. Which page does chapter four start on? Web sites about cats 4. What might be the future of electricity? 5. Which two chapters might talk about home lighting? See how much you can learn from the table of contents? 1 www.SylvanLearning.com
  4. 4. Prepare Yourself Sneak Peak! Say you’re going to read this book: 3Check It! Pages 6–7 Sneak Peak! 1. plants, mammals, fish, coral reefs 2. at the bottom of the sea (or chapter 9) 3. chapter 1 4. chapters 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 Suggestions: 5. What creatures can live at the bottom of the sea? 6. How deep into the ocean can humans travel? 7 What is the effect of global . warming on the Arctic Ocean? 8. How many oceans are there in the world? Page 8 First, READ the table of contents. Sneak Peak! Suggestions: 1. When was NASCAR started? 2. How is a stock car different Chapter One: Knock-knock jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 from an Indy 500 car? 3. What happens during a stock car race? Chapter Two: Animal jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Chapter Three: Jokes for the holidays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Chapter Four: School jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Chapter Five: Puns and other plays on words . . . . . . . . . . 25 Chapter Six: Silly riddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Chapter Seven: Jokes through history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Chapter Eight: Tips on telling a good joke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Joke Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 2 www.SylvanLearning.com
  5. 5. Prepare Yourself 1 Now, FILL IN the blanks using information from the table of contents. 1. At least how many pages does this book have? 2. What kinds of jokes does it cover? 3. Which pages might have a joke about a duck? 4. What’s another word for “a play on words”? 5. Which chapter might talk about the oldest joke ever told? 6. Which page has a list of all the jokes in the book? 7. What’s one thing you might learn in chapter eight? 3 www.SylvanLearning.com
  6. 6. Prepare Yourself Sneak Peak! Say you’re going to read this book: First, READ the table of contents. Chapter One: Cats of every shape and size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chapter Two: What’s under the fur? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Chapter Three: Cats all over the world . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Chapter Four: On the hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Chapter Five: Keeping it clean! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Chapter Six: Cats and humans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Chapter Seven: Longhair cat breeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Chapter Eight: Shorthair cat breeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Chapter Nine: Home cat care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Chapter Ten: Cats need our help! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Research sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 4 www.SylvanLearning.com
  7. 7. Prepare Yourself 1 Now, FILL IN the blanks using information from the table of contents. 1. Which chapter might describe how cats catch mice? 2. How long is chapter seven? 3. Which chapter might tell you how many bones a tiger has? 4. Which chapter might tell you where leopards live? 5. Which pages might tell you about how to treat fleas on your cat? 6. Which chapter might cover cats’ grooming habits? 7. What do you think chapter ten is about? 8. What do you think you’ll find on page 65? 5 www.SylvanLearning.com
  8. 8. Prepare Yourself Sneak Peak! Say you’re going to read this book: The Deep Blue Sea First, READ the table of contents. One: The oceans of the world . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Two: Ocean life: Plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Three: Ocean life: Mammals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Four: Ocean life: Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Five: Coral reefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Six: Ocean geology: Vents, mountains, and mud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Seven: Ocean zones: The top 200 meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Eight: Ocean zones: Midwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Nine: Ocean zones: The midnight zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ten: Drilling for oil and gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Eleven: Deep-sea exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Twelve: Famous shipwrecks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Thirteen: Trash and pollution in the water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Fourteen: Are we fishing too much?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Fifteen: Waves, tides, and weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sixteen: Global warming and sea levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 6 www.SylvanLearning.com
  9. 9. Prepare Yourself 1 Now, FILL IN the blanks using information from the table of contents. 1. What kinds of ocean life does this book cover? 2. Where is “the midnight zone” of the ocean? 3. Which chapter might list the names of the Earth’s oceans? 4. Which chapters might deal with the effect of humans on the oceans? Don’t forget, the table of contents is just a clue to all the information in the book. WRITE four more questions that this book might answer that the table of contents can’t. 5. 6. 7. 8. 7 www.SylvanLearning.com
  10. 10. Prepare Yourself Sneak Peak! Say you’re going to read this book: Inside NASCAR First, READ the table of contents. Chapter One: History: 1948 to today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chapter Two: Building a stock car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Chapter Three: Race day! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Chapter Four: Famous drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Chapter Five: Working in the pit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 WRITE three questions that this book might answer that the table of contents can’t. 1. 2. 3. 3 Check It! Cut out the Check It! section on page 1, and see if you got the answers right. 8 www.SylvanLearning.com
  11. 11. Copyright © 2009 by Sylvan Learning, Inc. All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Random House, Inc., New York, and in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. www.tutoring.sylvanlearning.com Created by Smarterville Productions LLC Cover and Interior Photos: Jonathan Pozniak Cover and Interior Illustrations: Delfin Barral First Edition ISBN: 978-0-375-43010-7 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data available upon request. This book is available at special discounts for bulk purchases for sales promotions or premiums. For more information, write to Special Markets/Premium Sales, 1745 Broadway, MD 6-2, New York, New York 10019 or e-mail specialmarkets@randomhouse.com. PRINTED IN CHINA 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 www.SylvanLearning.com
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