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Reading Detective® A1 Software - 2-PCs Windows Download

Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension

Grades: 5-6

Subject(s): Language Arts

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Reading Detective® A1 Software - 2-PCs Win/Mac Download

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Description & Features

These highly-effective, literature-based thinking activities develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. This activity-loaded app 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 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
     •  Maniac Magee
     •  Owls in the Family
     •  Blue Willow
     •  The Jungle Book
     •  Charlie's House
     •  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.

Features
     - Includes 51 activities
     - Multi-user login (Win only)
     - Self-tutoring: detailed instructions, hints, and explanations of answers
     - On-screen and printable (Win only) student scores
     - Saves unfinished activities
     - Award certificates


Important Notes: The downloadable software sold here is for Windows Desktop only and will not work on Mac OS X (however, an iPad version is available). See System Requirements for more details.

Downloadable Software Ordering
Downloadable software can be immediately downloaded from "My Account" under the "My Downloadable Product" section after you place your order.

Product Details

Item#: 01547SDH
Author(s): Cheryl Block, Carrie Beckwith, Margaret Hockett, and David White
Type: Windows PC Software
Media: Download
License: 2 Computer License
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-741-8
Activities: 51
Questions: 350

System Requirements

Please see our Online Software Support help website for assistance with handling any issues you may encounter while installing or playing this software on the below operating systems.

Platform: Windows® 10/8/7/Vista
CPU: 200 MHz or faster
RAM: 64MB

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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"My daughter has had some difficulties with reading comprehension. We bought both Reading Detective® and Math Detective®. Both involve reading and we have seen huge improvements. At first they were very difficult for her but after a few tries she is now breezing through them. She finds them interesting and enjoys using the software. We have seen evidence of increased understanding when she's reading her textbooks, doing her homework and following directions." - Rosalie, GA

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!