Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades provides hands-on practice in basic reading improvement strategies for students, and measurable results for teachers. The program includes exercises to determine main idea, make inferences, and draw conclusions; and gives users immediate instructional feedback throughout.
Accu-Reading Provides short non-fiction selections designed to improve specific reading skills: main idea, vocabulary, sequence, factual recall, inference, and drawing conclusions. After an assessment, students work on specific skills or learn in a mixed practice format. They receive help and contextual feedback throughout. Scores are kept in a record management system that enables teachers and students to monitor independent learning.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading Students receive hands-on practice in using basic reading improvement strategies that sharpen their critical thinking skills and develop their ability to make inferences. Assessments place students in appropriate units of instruction. Students advance as they demonstrate readiness. Scores are automatically kept in a record management system.
AceReader Pro Deluxe AceReader Pro Deluxe (Reading Improvement Software) provides a program to assess students current reading level and improve students reading speed and comprehension. The program uses tachistoscope technology, comprehension tests, and drills and games. The test results can be logged and graphed. The program includes readability formulas for customizing lessons; a network reading lab version is available. It has built-in test and drill editors so that teachers can create tests and drills from their own reading materials or from web sites.
Online Reader Complete Online Reader Complete provides non-fiction content with corresponding assessments. The material is divided into multiple subject areas and three reading types: informational, functional, and recreational. Full-text articles are available by subject and reading level. The readings include high interest non-fiction articles from magazines such as Life, Newsweek, and Smithsonian and are assigned a Lexile reading level ranging from 300 to 1500. The program includes a class management tool for teachers. Students can select a self-paced option at their assigned reading level. All articles, tests, and management software are included in the site-licensed subscription.