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Critical Thinking Company Reading Detective Series

Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension

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

The standards-based critical thinking activities of Reading Detective® 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 questions, citing sentence evidence to support their answers.

The Grades 5–6 (A1) level includes mixed-skills throughout and provides an introductory lesson for each skill.

Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards.

- 51 activities; 350 questions (when upgrade to paid app)
- Question hints
- Explanations of answers
- Detailed help
- Detailed student statistics
- Progress/award certificates
- Ad-free

This app won the following 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

Authors: Cheryl Block, Carrie Beckwith, Margaret Hockett, and David White
Subject: Language Arts
Grades: 5-6

Reading Detective® guarantees top performance on assessment tests, including:

Stanford Achievement Test™ (SAT/10)
California Achievement Tests (CAT/6)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
Palmetto Assessment Challenge Test (PACT)
New York State English Language Arts (ELA) Test
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
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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Help your students become better readers and critical thinkers with this collection of high-interest, low-readability stories. Stories are comprised of non-fiction articles on a variety of subjects as well as fiction excerpts and short stories; short-answer or multiple choice questions follow, helping students use the featured skill. Students will learn to go beyond simple recalls of material, but instead analyze it and support their answers with specific information from the text. Pre and post tests are also included for general assessment of student skills. 211 pages, answer keys included in the back. For Grades 5-6.
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Critical Thinking Company
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 089455767X
ISBN-13: 9780894557675
Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book A1 Grade 5-6

Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book A1 Grade 5-6

Critical Thinking Company / 2000 / Paperback

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