Skills Covered in
Wide Open Windows
  1. Word Recognition and Word Analysis Techniques
    1. Review of Primary Grade Skills
    2. Using Context Clues
    3. Analysis by syllables and larger word parts
    4. Analyzing compound and hyphenated words
    5. Structural analysis: root words
    6. Accents
    7. Diacritical marks
  2. Enlarging the Meaning Vocabulary
    1. Getting meaning from context
    2. Adding new meanings to known words
    3. Synonyms
    4. Using new words in different contexts
    5. Using the glossary
    6. Using the dictionary
    7. Prefixes and suffixes
    8. Homonyms and antonyms
    9. Selecting effective words
    10. Interpreting figurative language
  3. Developing Power of Comprehension
    1. Reading sentences by thought units
    2. Reading to get the main idea
    3. Critical Thinking
      1. Making comparisons
      2. Making inferences
      3. Drawing conclusions
      4. Predicting outcomes
    4. Reading to note specific details
    5. Reading to follow directions
    6. Reading to find answers to questions
    7. Reading to form a sensory impression
    8. Reading to organize and remember
      1. Arranging story elements in sequential order
      2. Becoming familiar with paragraph organization
      3. Making outlines
      4. Making summaries
      5. Review for retention and recall
  4. Developing Skill in Locating Information
    1. Using index, table of contents, and word lists
    2. Using maps
    3. Interpreting pictures, diagrams, graphs, and charts
    4. Skimming
    5. Using the encyclopedia and standard reference materials
    6. Using tables
  5. Increasing Speed of Silent Reading
    1. Awareness of difference between oral and silent reading
    2. Phrasing
    3. Adjusting rate to requirements of different types of material and to the purpose in hand
    4. Tests of speed and comprehension
  6. Promoting Skill in Purposeful Oral Reading

5th Level - Wide Open Windows

Reading Development Series


$60.97CAD / $55.37USD - #W3205  

This kit includes:
• Wide Open Windows Reader
• Wide Open Windows Workbook
• Wide Open Windows Workbook Answer Key
• Wide Open Windows Vocabulary and Comprehension Workbook
• Wide Open Windows Vocabulary Answer Key
• Wide Open Windows Comprehension Questions Answer Key (not in picture)

The six items in this kit and a full Language Arts kit
with Climbing to Good English are available for individual purchase below.




$19.97CAD / $17.97USD - #W3555  
• 462 page hardcover reader
• Contains 20 poems
• Contains 34 stories
• Includes a glossary, a word list, and a listing of Canadian/American spelling differences


$6.97CAD / $6.47USD - #W3556  
• consumable paperback workbook
• 156 pages
• contains 10 tests of speed and comprehension
• features a tightly controlled vocabulary
This workbook is designed to be done independently by the student with a minimum of preliminary explanation by the instructor. Each exercise is prefaced with a clear set of directions. Following these directions will in itself be valuable training in comprehension. The purpose of each exercise is clearly set out so the student understands the reason for doing it.

In almost every case, each selection in the Reader has both a preparatory and a follow-up workbook exercise. Practice selections in the workbook are closely related to the unit theme.


$11.97CAD / $10.97USD - #W3557  
• paperback
• 156 pages

The Teacher Edition of the Wide Open Windows Workbook is a copy of the workbook with the answers filled in.


$5.47CAD / $4.97USD - #W3558  
• consumable paperback workbook
• 110 pages
• Two workbook pages per story
• Each exercise is divided into five parts
The Vocabulary Workbook does more than just simply teach vocabulary. It introduces new or unfamiliar words that will be found in the related story. By learning the words first, the student will have a better grasp of what the story is saying. The vocabulary workbook also includes questions for Reading for Comprehension and Reading to Remember that relate to each story in the reader.



$9.97CAD / $8.97USD - #W3559  
• paperback
• 119 pages
• Includes reproducible tests to be given after every 5th lesson

The Teacher Edition of the Wide Open Windows Workbook is a copy of the workbook with the answers filled in. It includes additional reproducible tests that are not in the student workbook. The Teacher Edition also provides pronunciation help for words that may not be as familiar.


$9.97CAD / $8.97USD - #W3559K  
• paperback



Skills Covered in
Climbing to Good English
  1. WRITING
    1. Writing Paragraphs
    2. Titles
    3. Studying Poetry
    4. Personal Narrative
    5. Descriptive Writing
    6. Direct Quotations
    7. Quotation Marks in Titles
    8. Writing Dialogue
    9. Summarizing
    10. Friendly Letters
    11. Writing Business Letters
    12. Writing Book Reports
    13. Writing Reports
    14. Writing Exposition
    15. Proofreading
  2. FINDING INFORMATION
    1. Dictionary Guide Words
    2. Dictionary
    3. Skimming & Summarizing
    4. Taking Notes and Writing an Outline
    5. Word Usage
  3. SENTENCES
    1. Composition
    2. Subjects and Predicates
    3. Compound Subjects and Predicates
    4. Simple and Compound Sentences
    5. Fragments and Run-ons
    6. Writing Interesting Sentences
    7. Combining Sentences
  4. PUNCTUATION AND EMPHASIS
    1. Using Commas
    2. Periods & More Commas
    3. Colons and Hyphens
    4. Underlining
    5. Capitalization
    6. Contractions
    7. Word Division
    8. Comparisons & Contrasts
  5. NOUNS AND PRONOUNS
    1. Nouns: Using A and An
    2. Common & Proper Nouns
    3. Singular & Plural Nouns
    4. Possessive Nouns
    5. Recognizing Pronouns
    6. Objective Case Pronouns
    7. Possessive Case Pronouns
    8. Subject-Verb Agreement
    9. Practising Pronouns
    10. Diagramming Pronoun Subjects
  6. ADJECTIVES
    1. Proper Adjectives
    2. Diagramming Adjectives
    3. Predicate Adjectives
    4. Using Adjectives in Comparison
    5. Comparing Irregular Adjectives
    6. Using Adjectives Correctly
  7. VERBS
    1. Action Verbs
    2. Linking Verbs
    3. Verb Phrases
    4. Principal Parts of Verbs
  8. ADVERBS
    1. Adverbs and Modifiers
    2. Parts of Speech
    3. Double Negatives
  9. PREPOSITIONS
    1. Prepositional Phrases Used as Adjectives
    2. Prepositional Phrases
    3. Conjunctions
    4. Using Whose and Who's Interjections
    5. Using Prepositions
  10. COMPLEMENTS AND OBJECTS
    1. Complements
    2. Direct and Indirect Objects
    3. Subjective Complements
Reading Development Series Language Arts Kit with

Climbing to Good English

By: SchoolAid
Climbing to Good English Levels 5 and 6 are designed to run parallel in a mixed grade situation if needed with three English classes per week. Use the Practice Sheets the other two days per week, or as needed. Both grades study and discuss the same concepts at the same time. However, sixth grade is generally on a harder level and often has more work. The teacher guide gives clear instructions.

Each unit begins with a composition lesson which encompasses listening, reading, evaluation, taking notes, organizing, building vocabulary, explaining, writing, editing, and rewriting, followed with lessons on grammar, mechanics and word usage.

The students are expected to help themselves do much of the work independently without much teacher help.





$72.97CAD / $66.47USD - #WS3205  

This kit includes:
• Wide Open Windows Reader
• Wide Open Windows Workbook
• Wide Open Windows Workbook Answer Key
• Wide Open Windows Vocabulary Workbook
• Wide Open Windows Vocabulary Answer Key
• Wide Open Windows Comprehension Questions Answer Key (not shown)
• Climbing to Good English Level 5 Workbook
• Climbing to Good English Level 5 Practice Sheets (not shown)

NOTE: The Climbing to Good English 5/6 Teacher Guide is not included in the kit. You will need to purchase it as well - see below.

Items in this kit are available for individual purchase on this page.



$7.47CAD / $6.97USD - #3510  
• consumable paperback workbook
• 234 pages

$4.97CAD / $4.67USD - #3511  
• consumable paperback workbook
• 68 pages

$22.47CAD / $19.97USD - #3514  
• Hardcover
• 170 pages
• shows filled in copies of the student workbook pages
• Includes a thesaurus and English Handbook reference guide
• Gives additional explanations and helpful teaching hints