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Abel’s Island Reading Comprehension Workbook

This Workbook contains 94 pages of worksheets with comprehension questions and vocabulary words for the kid’s classic Abel’s Island by Willian Steig! View our Reading Comprehension Workbooks Demo video below for a visual overview. After your purchase you’ll receive an instant PDF printable download
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There are seven sections in our reading comprehension workbooks. Click on any section to see a sample page.

» Teacher's Guide» Student's Guide» Student Workbook» Student Workbook Answer Key» Key Questions Worksheet» Key Questions Answer Key» Blank Multi-use Worksheets
Several vocabulary words, and reading comprehension questions for each chapter. (Some guides include prediction questions.) Vocabulary words include page numbers and EDL grade level. Answers are included in the teacher guide.
Unlike the workbook, the “guide” doesn’t contain blank spaces for the student’s to write in the answers, but it contains all of the same content, or more (in most cases). We provide this additional version for flexibility as some teachers may not want blank spaces. Some teachers use these worksheets in conjunction with the blank multi-use worksheets also provided. This student’s guide matches the teacher’s guide.
The same comprehension, and vocabulary questions contained in the guide followed by blanks for students to provide answers. Comprehension and vocabulary questions include the page numbers where the answers can be located.
To make things easier we layed out the answers to match the student workbook exactly. Reading-Comprehension-Guides-Student-Workbook-Answer-Key
A brief worksheet providing ten questions covering key elements of the story with blanks provided for a student’s answers. Reading-Comprehension-Guides-Divergant-reading-Comprehension-Worksheets-Sample
You guessed it, the answer key for the Key Questions worksheet. Answers are layed out exactly as they are in the key questions worksheet for easy grading. Reading Comprehension Worksheets Divergent Key Questions Sample Page
Vocabulary worksheet with 10 blanks for definitions. Comprehension worksheet with 5 blanks for answers. Combined vocabulary and comprehension worksheet
Designed to be used with the vocabulary and comprehension questions in the student guide. Comprehension Worksheet Sample Page Vocabulary Worksheet Sampel Page Vocabulary and Comprehension worksheet sample page

Workbook Details

Each workbook contains worksheets for each chapter with several vocabulary words and reading comprehension questions. There are two styles of worksheets for every chapter. The “workbook” style contains blank lines for student answers and the “guide” style is more compact without blank lines. Additional blank multi-use worksheets are provided along with identical answer keys. The Key Questions worksheet provides 10 questions for the entire book along with an answer key.

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About Abel’s Island

“There was no trouble in locating the best book of the year, William Steig’s Abel’s Island”

– George A. Woods, The New York Times

Newbery Honor award winner Abel’s Island tells the story of a wealthy, pampered, mouse named Abel who, in 1907, was swept away by the torrential flood waters of a storm while picnicking with his wife Amanda. After the rushing waters subsided the untested mouse found himself on a lonely island in the middle of a river where he remained trapped, despite is best efforts to escape, for a year. During his stay on the island Abel found himself discovering new skills, learning self-reliance, connecting with his primitive side, and developing as a mouse. He began to question the luxurious civilized world from which he came, and discovered talents he never knew he had, which provide him the promise of a new purpose in live.

Select quotes from Abel’s Island:

“How deeply one felt when alone.”

“I think you’ve found your vocation.”

“The stubbornness of his character stood him now in good stead. He refused to consider himself defeated.”

“Abel also kept busy taking it easy. Only when taking it easy, he’d learned, could one properly do one’s wondering.”

“This was a particular star his nanny had chosen for him as a child. As a child, he would sometimes talk to this star, but only when he was his most serious, real self, and not being any sort of a show-off or clown. As he grew up, the practice had somehow worn off.
He looked up at his old friend as if to say, “You see my predicament.”
The star seemed to respond, “I see.”
Abel next put the question: “What shall I do?”
The star seemed to answer, “You will do what you will do.” For some reason this reply strengthened Abel’s belief in himself. Sleep gently enfolded him. The constellations proceeded across the hushed heavens as if tiptoeing past the dreaming mouse on his high branch.” “

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The purchase of this workbook entitles an individual teacher to reproduce pages for their own class, or home, use. Any other use requires permission from the publisher. You can pay with a credit card, PayPal, or (in some cases) other means. If you have any trouble contact Adam at adam@readingforcomprehension.com, or via our chat. Please do not share our workbooks with other teachers and homeschoolers. If you can’t afford to purchase our workbooks, just contact us for a discount. 🙂

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