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Reading Detective® A1 Software - 2-PCs Windows Download

Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension

Grades: 5-6

Language Arts

Grades: 5-6

Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner

Reading Detective® A1 Software - 2-PCs Windows Download

Reading Detective® A1 Software - 2-PCs Windows Download 1 5 5 1
Special Price $19.99 Regular Price $22.99

Description and Features


Description and Features

Teaches a depth of analysis that guarantees superior reading comprehension, top grades, and higher test scores!

Description and 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.

     - 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
Questions: 350
Play Demo URL:


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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!

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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® 11/10/8
CPU: 200 MHz or faster

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