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Reading Detective Rx

Critical Thinking Company

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These highly-effective, literature-based critical thinking activities develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. This 192-page activity book is especially effective at helping underperforming students in Grades 6-12+ 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 and short-response questions, citing sentence evidence to support their answers. Concepts and skills covered include: Literary Analysis Skills¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Define vocabulary using context clues¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Recognize figurative language¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Identify main idea, supporting details, and theme¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Recognize literary devices¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Identify story elements: theme, plot, setting, and charactersReading Detective¬ģ¬†Beginning¬†includes the following genres:Award-Winning Literature Excerpts¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† The House on Mango Street¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† The Face on the Milk Carton¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Sarny¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† River¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Out of the Dust¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Sing Down the Moon¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Call of the Wild Stories and Articles¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Mystery¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Humor¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† History¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† AdventureNonfiction Topics¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Science¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Math¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Geography¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† History¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Biography¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Inventions¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äʬ† Sports The Grades 6‚Äď12+ remedial (Rx) level is organized into single-skill units with a concluding mixed-skills unit and provides an introductory lesson for each skill.¬†Rx activities are "prescriptive" to help under-performing students in Grades 6‚Äď12+ improve their comprehension skills. Reading level is Grades 4‚Äď6; story content is Grades 6+.Teaching SupportIncludes pretests, post-tests, lesson guidelines, and answers with detailed evidence. Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards.