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
- Multi-user login
- Each activity can be done in learning or test mode
- Self-tutoring: detailed instructions, hints, and explanations of answers
- Printable student scores with diagnostic, comparative, and detailed reports
- On-screen teaching guide including skill matrix and answer keys
- Saves unfinished activities
- Optional password protection
- Fun reward games
Downloadable software can be immediately downloaded from "My Account" under the "My Downloadable Product" section after you place your order.