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Reading Detective A1 for iOS

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Key Details of Reading Detective A1

  • Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension...
  • Last updated on 10/17/2019
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Developer's Description

Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension...

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 56 (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

- 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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