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What Makes A Good Reader?

Reading Comprehension Skills

Reading is about so much more than sounding out vowels and consonants, differentiating adjectives from adverbs, and recognizing punctuation marks. Those things all make up an understanding of language but they do not further understanding. Without comprehension, reading is limited to the reading of traffic signs and menus.

Being able to recognize and pronounce every word in a book is admirable--especially if Tolstoy is the author--but it is only the first step. Reading is a means of exposing oneself to new ideas, of building on prior knowledge, and of understanding the world around us. Reading comprehension requires logic, empathy, depth of analysis, contextual reasoning, and much more. It is the foundation on which education is built.

The Critical Thinking Co. products provide exercises, games, and assignments for improving not only reading skills but also for improving thinking skills. There are products for students at all age levels and at all levels of development. Whether you are trying to give your child a head start or to help your child catch up, The Critical Thinking Co. can give you results.

The Critical Thinking Co. has been in the business of furthering excellence in education for 50 years. These products are designed to teach but also to stretch the minds of students and challenge them to think for themselves. They work so well, in fact, that they are backed with an unmatched guarantee of improved student performance. The Critical Thinking Co. products provide education not just "edu-tainment."

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