Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension
Submitted by: Teacher
Grade Level: High School
Competency: Below Level
Our most popular program for this purpose is Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading. The program helps students improve their reading comprehension and develops their ability to make inferences. It is designed for students who read at a 5th to 8th grade level. A more advanced version of the program goes from 8th to 11th grade reading levels.
Another Merit program that has helped students improve their critical thinking skills is Open Punch. It is an interactive writing tutorial in which students learn to present information in a clear and concise manner. Teachers assign writing topics based on personal tastes, timely events, or in response to texts student have read.