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Reading Detective Beginning for iOS

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Key Details of Reading Detective Beginning

  • Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension...
  • Last updated on 10/17/2019
  • There have been 6 updates
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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 34 (Beginning) level is organized into single-skill units with a concluding mixed-skills unit and provides an introductory lesson for each skill.

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


- 62 activities; 307 questions

- Instructional lessons for each skill

- 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: 3-4

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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Full Specifications

October 17, 2019
Latest update
October 17, 2019
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Additional Requirements
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Total Downloads
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