Reading Detective's® standards-based critical thinking activities develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. The activities are especially effective at helping students understand more challenging reading concepts such as drawing inferences, making conclusions, determining cause-and-effect, and using context clues to define vocabulary.
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. (Software questions are all multiple-choice.)
The Grades 3–4 (Beginning) and Grades 6–12+ remedial (Rx) levels are organized into single-skills units with a concluding mixed-skills unit. The Grades 5–6 (A1) and 7–8 (B1) levels include mixed-skills throughout. All levels provide an introductory lesson for each skill.
Rx activities are "prescriptive" to help under-performing students in Grades 6–12+ improve their comprehension skills. Reading level is Grades 4–6; story content is Grades 6+.
Includes pretests, post-tests, lesson guidelines, and answers with detailed evidence. Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards.
Choose one or the other. Both provide the same engaging stories and critical thinking (comprehension) questions. Review the features listed below for additional benefits offered by the software.
- Includes 51-62 activities per level
- 387-440 questions per level
- 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
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