Reading Detective A1

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Item #: 004101
ISBN: 9780894557675
Grades: 5-6
Author: Carrie Beckwith; Cheryl Block; M. A. Hockett; David White

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Publisher: Critical Thinking Company
Pub. Date: July 2003
Binding: Trade Paper
Edition: Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.; Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.
Language: English
Age Range: 10 to 11
Audience: Juvenile

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I purchased Reading Detective in order to work on my child's reading comprehension I wanted her to increase her ability to analyze what she read not just be able to recall facts Reading Detective was all I had hoped for The reading selections truly covered all aspects of comprehension such as sequencing grasping the main idea cause and effect figurative language and drawing conclusions from what is read Often the student was asked which sentences or paragraphs best supported his answer The answer key conveniently located in the back of the book explained just why certain answers were right and others were wrong Because of this in depth answer key we were able to discuss how my daughter was thinking when she answered a question wrong and how her answer might be acceptable too All the selections were interesting short enough and with just the right size type (easy on the eyes) The ten literature excerpts were taken from some of my favorite books such as Fudge a Mania Mr Popper's Penguins and Owls in the Family There are 50 selections in all including a section of nonfiction articles The nonfiction articles were invaluable It is much harder to thoroughly comprehend an article on geometry than it is a fiction selection Comprehension of nonfiction is essential for doing school work Reading Detective was extremely easy to use All I had to do was photocopy the pages and grade the work Sometimes I didn't do that either I told my daughter to use the book but to write her answers on notebook paper Sometimes I let her grade the work too I like the fact that Reading Detective is not labeled with a specific grade level I was able to use it for several years (there are 50 selections!) without having my daughter see a grade level on the cover and say "I am past that grade now!" This product is a great value because you can photocopy it and use it for all your kids To me it was worth using with one child You do not have to purchase (and worry about losing) a separate answer key since it is included Actually I have not seen any other products quite like Reading Detective The other reading comprehension books seem to have grade levels be timed and ask simply factual questions (Progeny Press asks thought provoking questions but it produces literature guides for individual books This is the only product I know of that teaches in depth comprehension through short articles) Reading Detective does not ask the student to time himself This is a very positive aspect for a student who is a slow reader and needs encouragement As my daughter got older sometimes I asked her to use the chronometer to count UP how long it took her to read the selection and answer the questions That approach worked well for us
August 19, 2008
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It looks engaging and encourages critical thinking.
Rebecca B on Apr 16, 2019
A friend recommended it for grammar and reading comprehension practice.
Heather A on Jan 25, 2019
It looks engaging and encourages critical thinking.
Rebecca B on Apr 16, 2019
I have 2 children who don't comprehend what they hear or read very well. We just finished Reading Detective Beginning. I saw improvement in my children, so am ordering the next level!
Janice H on Feb 21, 2019
A friend recommended it for grammar and reading comprehension practice.
Heather A on Jan 25, 2019
We are using this book as part of our reading curriculum. It requires close reading and encourages higher order thinking.
Nadeen C on May 23, 2018
I have used it before and it is a nice bridge to the critical thinking exercises.
LoRa D on Nov 2, 2017
Hopefully this will encourage my 12 yr old boy to read and like reading.
Maria Rosario Z on Aug 24, 2017
For an engaging reading comprehension program.
Lucille R on Jul 21, 2017
I am teaching a co-op class using this book
Alta H on Jul 6, 2017
Reading comp. isn't a subject we usually dedicate a lot of time to. The kids usually comprehend very well because they read a ton. This kiddo, though, needs some structured work in this area. I like the looks of the Reading Detective because it requires the child to think about the answer, and asks the child to give the number of the sentence that proves his answer is correct.
Cynthia S on Jun 14, 2017
Excellent for reading comprehension. Clever. Kid-centered.
Stina K on Nov 18, 2016
Looks like a cool program, very appealing to son.
Margaret M on Oct 25, 2016
We want to continue with this excellent series. (My daughter is finishing up the beginning level this month.)
Linda S on Aug 11, 2016
My homeschool accountability group recommended this.
Starr C on Jul 30, 2016
Have had great success using this book with students who struggle with reading comprehension.
Wick D on Mar 5, 2016
Help with reading comprehension
Anita B on Feb 3, 2016
I have 2 children who don't comprehend what they hear or read very well. We just finished Reading Detective Beginning. I saw improvement in my children, so am ordering the next level!
Janice H on Feb 21, 2019
We are using this book as part of our reading curriculum. It requires close reading and encourages higher order thinking.
Nadeen C on May 23, 2018
how many pages does this have?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Page 122 is the last student page. Pages 123-173 contain the useful answer key with explanations, plus a short glossary and citations page.
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