Reading Detective Beginning Software

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Item #: 023610
ISBN: 9780894557859
Grades: 3-4

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Publisher: Critical Thinking Company

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This review is for the CD VERSION ONLY not the workbooks We thought this would be the solution for our problem we wanted variety in our child's learning experience So we hoped this would teach good comprehension skills and be a break from workbooks and textbooks This sounded like the perfect solution Unfortunately my son tried it for a half an hour and was discouraged Pros - Good literature selections thought-provoking questions games as a reward Cons - If the child misses even one question in a section he has to REDO ALL the questions for that selection which was anywhere from 4 to 10 questions in order to get the maximum score My son routinely missed ONLY one to two questions but felt it was a waste of his time to go back through EACH question he got RIGHT in order to get the maximum score The questions are thought provoking so it takes time to go back through each section My son was discouraged and didn't feel rewarded for the good job he did instead felt punished for all his right answers which was most of them He feels it is a waste of his time and I have to agree He sincerely wanted to have a second chance at his mistakes but didn't feel he needed to go back through all the questions for the few he missed He only wanted to do the ones he did incorrectly Of course the student can play the games without gaining the maximum score but for the student who excels he will probably not settle for that (Remember this review is for the CD version only)Recommendation-For the good student who gets reading comprehension well I would NOT recommend the CD version of this product It may be frustrating For the student who needs work at reading comprehension this may work because it forces the student to go back through ALL the questions to get the maximum score To Critical Thinking how hard would it be to simply have the student redo the incorrect questions? Except for this problem we really like this program Unfortunately because of this problem we won't be using it much if at allPS - The games can be played even though the maximum score for each section isn't reached Also it would be possible to figure out which questions were done right and go back through mark those answers right and only correct the wrong questions Again this seems like a waste of time Additionally there is a setting on the program that allows the student to see the right answer immediately after selecting the wrong answer This to me is completely useless I don't want to TELL my children the answer I want him to figure it out
January 27, 2014
We really like this software because it allows us to cover reading comprehension without assigning more workbook pages and my daughter gets to do a simple reward game at the end (I like having all the grading done for me too!) It's nice to be able to break up language arts assignments and use software for some of it so my kids don't feel overwhelmed and turn in sloppy work because there's too much of it Reading Comprehension is one area where it just makes sense to click on an answer
March 7, 2007
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For reading analysis and reading comprehension.
Melissa C on Oct 8, 2018
For reading analysis and reading comprehension.
Melissa C on Oct 8, 2018
Purchased to help my son with reading comprehension.
Kara L on Sep 6, 2017
Purchased to help my son with reading comprehension.
Kara L on Sep 6, 2017
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