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Reading Detective® A1 - eBook (WINDOWS ONLY)

Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension

Grades: 5-6

Language Arts

Grades: 5-6

Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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Description & Features

Please Note: This eBook will only run on Windows® OS at this time. A Mac OS X version will be available soon.

These highly-effective, literature-based thinking activities develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. This 192-page activity book is especially effective at helping students in Grades 5-6 understand challenging critical reading concepts such as making inferences, drawing conclusions, determining cause and effect, using context clues to define vocabulary, and making predictions and generalizations.

Students read and analyze short literature passages and stories that include fiction and nonfiction genres. Then they answer multiple-choice and short-response questions, citing sentence evidence to support their answers. Concepts and skills covered include:

Literary Analysis Skills
     •  Define vocabulary using context clues
     •  Recognize figurative language
     •  Identify main idea, supporting details, and theme
     •  Recognize literary devices
     •  Identify story elements: theme, plot, setting, and characters

Reading Detective® A1 includes the following genres:

Award-Winning Literature Excerpts
     •  Fudge-A-Mania
     •  Mr. Popper’s Penguins
     •  Maniac Magee
     •  Owls in the Family
     •  Blue Willow
     •  The Jungle Book
     •  Island of the Blue Dolphins
     •  Where the Red Fern Grows

Stories and Articles
     •  Mystery
     •  Humor
     •  History
     •  Adventure

Nonfiction Topics
     •  Science
     •  Math
     •  Geography
     •  History
     •  Biography
     •  Inventions
     •  Sports

The Grades 5–6 (A1) level include mixed-skills throughout. All levels provide an introductory lesson for each skill.

Teaching Support
Includes pretests, post-tests, lesson guidelines, and answers with detailed evidence. Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards.

eBook Ordering
Our eBooks are electronic versions of the book pages that you may print to any paper printer. You can immediately download your eBook from "My Account" under the "My Downloadable Product" section after you place your order.

Product Details

Item#: 01557BEP
Author(s): Cheryl Block, Carrie Beckwith, Margaret Hockett, and David White
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: eBook
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-778-7
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-778-4
Pages: 192

Awards

Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum Creative Child Magazine Media of the Year Award Informal Education Products Product of the Year Learning® Magazine Teacher's Choice Award Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

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Test preparation available for the following:

Reading Detective® guarantees top performance on assessment tests, including:

Stanford Achievement Test™ (SAT/10)
California Achievement Tests (CAT/6)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
Palmetto Assessment Challenge Test (PACT)
New York State English Language Arts (ELA) Test
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)
Ohio Proficiency Test
Kansas State Assessments
North Carolina End of Grade Tests
North Carolina Competency Tests
Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)
Indiana Statewide Test for Educational Progress (ISTEP)
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL)
Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA)
California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
and many more!