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Reading Detective® Beginning App for iPad

Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension

Grades: 3-4

Language Arts

Grades: 3-4

Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner

Description & Features

These highly-effective, literature-based critical thinking activities develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students in Grades 3-4 need for exceptional reading comprehension. This activity-loaded app is especially effective at helping students 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® Beginning includes the following genres:

Award-Winning Literature Excerpts
     •  The Barn
     •  Sable
     •  Dexter
     •  The Cricket in Times Square
     •  The Stories Huey Tells
     •  Sideways Stories from Wayside School
     •  Chocolate Fever

Stories and Articles
     •  Mystery
     •  Humor
     •  History
     •  Adventure

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

The Grades 3–4 (Beginning) level is organized into single-skills units with a concluding mixed-skills unit.

Features
     - Includes 62 activities
     - Single-user login
     - Self-tutoring: detailed instructions, hints, and explanations of answers
     - On-screen student scores
     - Saves unfinished activities
     - Award certificates

Product Details

Item#: 01546HDJ
Author(s): Cheryl Block, Carrie Beckwith, Margaret Hockett, and David White
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: iOS App
License: iTunes App Store
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-739-5
Activities: 62

System Requirements

Available for iPads at the iTunes App Store

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!