8 Skill Books!

Finish Line Comprehension Skills

Grades 3-8  |  Reading & Language Arts

$1.15$250.00 each

Teach eight key reading skills, one at a time. Each skill-specific book features carefully designed exercises to help students develop higher-order reading strategies.

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With Finish Line Comprehension Skills, you can teach eight key reading skills one at a time. In six grade-appropriate levels, each series uses high-interest, real-world reading selections, including classic literature and poetry, and carefully designed exercises to help students develop higher-order reading strategies.

Eight skill-specific titles are available for grades 3–8:

  • Understanding Main Idea and Details
  • Identifying Sequence
  • Recognizing Cause and Effect
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Making Inferences
  • Understanding Literary Elements
  • Analyzing Language
  • Recognizing Author’s Purpose

Each book features:

  • Part I (beginning of the book): Skill Review
    Students review various approaches to address the skill. For each approach, an instructional overview is followed by a guided practice section that gives the answer along with an explanation of why the choice is correct. This practice promotes a deeper understanding of each approach and prepares students for Part II of the book.
  • Part II (back of the book): Independent Practice
    Early on, reminders direct readers back to specific pages in Part I for support. As practice progresses, the reminders are phased out to encourage students to work on their own.

Other book features:

  • Graphic organizers, such as webs, time lines, Venn diagrams, cause-and-effect charts, and process diagrams, help students comprehend text.
  • Multiple-choice and open-ended written response questions are found throughout Part I and Part II of each book.

Student Book: 48-56 pages

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Level C (Grade 3)
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Level D (Grade 4)
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Level E (Grade 5)
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Level F (Grade 6)
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Level G (Grade 7)
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Level H (Grade 8)
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For your convenience, prices are listed below and can be printed for reference. Please place your order in the section above.

Student Book: Minimum order of 5 of the same book

Classroom Set: 25 of the same student book and 1 answer key

Package: 5 copies of all 8 skill books of the same level and 1 answer key for each of the 8 skill books

Answer Key: FREE with the purchase of 25 of the same student books

Level C (Grade 3)
ISBN Format Qty Price Each
4090-2 Student Book, Cause & Effect 5+ $6.25
3916-6 Student Book, Inferences 5+ $6.25
3930-2 Student Book, Author's Purpose 5+ $6.25
3944-9 Student Book, Literary Elements 5+ $6.25
3958-6 Student Book, Analyzing Language 5+ $6.25
3986-9 Student Book, Compare & Contrast 5+ $6.25
4078-0 Student Book, Main Ideas & Details 5+ $6.25
4084-1 Student Book, Sequence 5+ $6.25
5373-5 Package, All Skills Books 1+ $250.00
K4090-2 Answer Key, Cause & Effect 1+ $1.15
K3916-6 Answer Key, Inferences 1+ $1.15
K3930-2 Answer Key, Author's Purpose 1+ $1.15
K3944-9 Answer Key, Literary Elements 1+ $1.15
K3958-6 Answer Key, Analyzing Language 1+ $1.15
K3986-9 Answer Key, Compare & Contrast 1+ $1.15
K4078-0 Answer Key, Main Ideas & Details 1+ $1.15
K4084-1 Answer Key, Sequence 1+ $1.15
Level D (Grade 4)
ISBN Format Qty Price Each
4091-9 Student Book, Cause & Effect 5+ $6.25
3917-3 Student Book, Inferences 5+ $6.25
3931-9 Student Book, Author's Purpose 5+ $6.25
3945-6 Student Book, Literary Elements 5+ $6.25
3959-3 Student Book, Analyzing Language 5+ $6.25
3987-6 Student Book, Compare & Contrast 5+ $6.25
4079-7 Student Book, Main Ideas & Details 5+ $6.25
4085-8 Student Book, Sequence 5+ $6.25
5374-2 Package, All Skills Books 1+ $250.00
K4091-9 Answer Key, Cause & Effect 1+ $1.15
K3917-3 Answer Key, Inferences 1+ $1.15
K3931-9 Answer Key, Author's Purpose 1+ $1.15
K3945-6 Answer Key, Literary Elements 1+ $1.15
K3959-3 Answer Key, Analyzing Language 1+ $1.15
K3987-6 Answer Key, Compare & Contrast 1+ $1.15
K4079-7 Answer Key, Main Ideas & Details 1+ $1.15
K4085-8 Answer Key, Sequence 1+ $1.15
Level E (Grade 5)
ISBN Format Qty Price Each
4092-6 Student Book, Cause & Effect 5+ $6.25
3918-0 Student Book, Inferences 5+ $6.25
3932-6 Student Book, Author's Purpose 5+ $6.25
3946-3 Student Book, Literary Elements 5+ $6.25
3960-9 Student Book, Analyzing Language 5+ $6.25
3988-3 Student Book, Compare & Contrast 5+ $6.25
4080-3 Student Book, Main Ideas & Details 5+ $6.25
4086-5 Student Book, Sequence 5+ $6.25
5375-9 Package, All Skills Books 1+ $250.00
K4092-6 Answer Key, Cause & Effect 1+ $1.15
K3918-0 Answer Key, Inferences 1+ $1.15
K3932-6 Answer Key, Author's Purpose 1+ $1.15
K3946-3 Answer Key, Literary Elements 1+ $1.15
K3960-9 Answer Key, Analyzing Language 1+ $1.15
K3988-3 Answer Key, Compare & Contrast 1+ $1.15
K4080-3 Answer Key, Main Ideas & Details 1+ $1.15
K4086-5 Answer Key, Sequence 1+ $1.15
Level F (Grade 6)
ISBN Format Qty Price Each
4093-3 Student Book, Cause & Effect 5+ $6.25
3919-7 Student Book, Inferences 5+ $6.25
3933-3 Student Book, Author's Purpose 5+ $6.25
3947-0 Student Book, Literary Elements 5+ $6.25
3961-6 Student Book, Analyzing Language 5+ $6.25
3989-0 Student Book, Compare & Contrast 5+ $6.25
4081-0 Student Book, Main Ideas & Details 5+ $6.25
4087-2 Student Book, Sequence 5+ $6.25
5376-6 Package, All Skills Books 1+ $250.00
K4093-3 Answer Key, Cause & Effect 1+ $1.15
K3919-7 Answer Key, Inferences 1+ $1.15
K3933-3 Answer Key, Author's Purpose 1+ $1.15
K3947-0 Answer Key, Literary Elements 1+ $1.15
K3961-6 Answer Key, Analyzing Language 1+ $1.15
K3989-0 Answer Key, Compare & Contrast 1+ $1.15
K4081-0 Answer Key, Main Ideas & Details 1+ $1.15
K4087-2 Answer Key, Sequence 1+ $1.15
Level G (Grade 7)
ISBN Format Qty Price Each
4094-0 Student Book, Cause & Effect 5+ $6.25
3920-3 Student Book, Inferences 5+ $6.25
3934-0 Student Book, Author's Purpose 5+ $6.25
3948-7 Student Book, Literary Elements 5+ $6.25
3962-3 Student Book, Analyzing Language 5+ $6.25
3990-6 Student Book, Compare & Contrast 5+ $6.25
4082-7 Student Book, Main Ideas & Details 5+ $6.25
4088-9 Student Book, Sequence 5+ $6.25
5377-3 Package, All Skills Books 1+ $250.00
K4094-0 Answer Key, Cause & Effect 1+ $1.15
K3920-3 Answer Key, Inferences 1+ $1.15
K3934-0 Answer Key, Author's Purpose 1+ $1.15
K3948-7 Answer Key, Literary Elements 1+ $1.15
K3962-3 Answer Key, Analyzing Language 1+ $1.15
K3990-6 Answer Key, Compare & Contrast 1+ $1.15
K4082-7 Answer Key, Main Ideas & Details 1+ $1.15
K4088-9 Answer Key, Sequence 1+ $1.15
Level H (Grade 8)
ISBN Format Qty Price Each
4095-7 Student Book, Cause & Effect 1+ $6.25
3921-0 Student Book, Inferences 5+ $6.25
3935-7 Student Book, Author's Purpose 5+ $6.25
3949-4 Student Book, Literary Elements 5+ $6.25
3963-0 Student Book, Analyzing Language 5+ $6.25
3991-3 Student Book, Compare & Contrast 5+ $6.25
4083-4 Student Book, Main Ideas & Details 5+ $6.25
4089-6 Student Book, Sequence 5+ $6.25
5378-0 Package, All Skills Books 1+ $250.00
K4095-7 Answer Key, Cause & Effect 1+ $1.15
K3921-0 Answer Key, Inferences 1+ $1.15
K3935-7 Answer Key, Author's Purpose 1+ $1.15
K3949-4 Answer Key, Literary Elements 1+ $1.15
K3963-0 Answer Key, Analyzing Language 1+ $1.15
K3991-3 Answer Key, Compare & Contrast 1+ $1.15
K4083-4 Answer Key, Main Ideas & Details 1+ $1.15
K4089-6 Answer Key, Sequence 1+ $1.15

The ordering information below is for New York City schools ordering through the FAMIS system. It can be printed for reference. Click here to view the complete FAMIS price list. For FAMIS ordering, use the ISBNs listed below or contact Sussman Education: 800.350.7180 • info@sussmaneducation.com. Continental Press vendor number: CON210000

Student Books: $6.88 each
5 or more copies of the same book

Answer Keys: $1.27 each
FREE with purchase of 25 copies of the same student book
Note: To order Answer Keys, please add the letter “K” before the student book number.

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Student Book
Cause and Effect
Student Book
Inferences Student BookAuthor’s Purpose
Student Book
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Level H (Grade 8)9780845439630978084544095797808454392109780845439357
Level/GradeCompare and Contrast
Student Book
Sequence
Student Book
Main Idea and
Details Student Book
Literary Elements
Student Book
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Level D (Grade 4)9780845439876978084544085897808454407979780845439456
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Level F (Grade 6)9780845439890978084544087297808454408109780845439470
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