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Reading Detective® B1 App for iPad

Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension

Grades: 7-8

Language Arts

Grades: 7-8

Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner

Reading Detective® B1 App for iPad


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 critical 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 7-8 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® B1 includes the following genres:

Award-Winning Literature Excerpts
     •  The Cay
     •  Sparrow Hawk Red
     •  El Güero
     •  The Moon by Night
     •  The Giver
     •  Under the Blood-Red Sun
     •  The View From Saturday
     •  The Trolley to Yesterday
     •  "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin" From Just So Stories
     •  Face to Face
     •  Treasure Island

Stories and Articles
     •  Mystery
     •  Humor
     •  History
     •  Adventure

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

The Grades 7–8 (B1) level include mixed-skills throughout. All levels provide an introductory lesson for each skill.

     - Includes 55 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#: 01548HDJ
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: 978-1-60144-743-2
Questions: 440
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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