Covering topics like Reading for Evidence, Facts vs.Inferences, Defining Vocabulary using Context, Parts of a Story, Cause and Effect, and Prediction, Reading Detective Beginning explains concepts, provides examples, and then presents exercises to the student to practice what has been presented.Reading Detective Beginning is lightly cloaked in a game guise, wherein each of the exercises is called a 'case' for our budding detectives.
It also promotes better understanding of the concepts being studied.
The questions in Science Detective® A1 are modeled after questions found on science assessments but require more critical thinking.
Then they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the science concepts and develop their reading comprehension, inferential and deductive thinking skills.
Students can't just scan the story for answers—they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text and the charts, tables, and graphs to explain and support their answers.
Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards.
Features - 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: 5-6Reading 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!
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.
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.