Reading Skill Builder

Self-paced tutorials to help students transition to read at higher levels. Learn more, take a tour. Free demo.

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Immediate feedback for students. Built-in scoring for teachers and tutors. (click to expand)

Designed for learners age 9 and up in late elementary and middle school grade levels, the software can also be used by English language learners, learning disabled pupils, and remedial readers.

Students practice specific reading skills: vocabulary-in-context, sequence, fact-opinion, factual recall, inference, and author’s purpose.

Assessments place students at suitable levels of challenge.   Built-in feedback supports students while they work.  Students advance as they demonstrate readiness.

Scores and progress are automatically tracked in an Online Portfolio.

“Great for standardized test prep!”

Hynes Middle School

Metairie, LA​

Inspires Enthusiasm

A structured and supportive environment that lets all learners experience success.

Enhances Interaction

Instructors can quickly discover individual areas of concern and be able do something about them.

Streamlines Learning

Built-in explanations and immediate feedback help students overcome obstacles while they work.

Automatic Tracking

Teachers can monitor pupil progress and work through easy-to-use management tools

Students will …

  • Use vocabulary to infer meaning from text
  • Determine main idea
  • Identify sequence of details
  • Separate fact from opinion
  • Learn academic vocabulary
  • Draw conclusions based on relevant information
  • Ascertain an author’s purpose

Concepts Covered

Designed for English language learners and older students, as well as pupils in upper elementary and secondary grades.

Self-paced and self-advancing; moves students ahead as they demonstrate readiness.

Pupils receive immediate, personal help throughout.

Teachers can monitor pupils’ progress and time-on-task through an easy-to-use online portfolio.

Additional Resources

Teaching Tips

Implementation ideas from a wide array of students and educators who have worked with Merit’s online learning tools.

Program Guides

View a list of Merit step-by-step user guides to enhance your experience with our online learning products.

Student Tracking and Management

All Merit online learning programs include FREE tools to track and monitor student progress and usage.

Reading Skill Builder Demos

Full-working sample, no login required. Works with all major browsers. Best viewed on a laptop, desktop, tablet. 

Purchase to get access to Merit’s Online Learning Student Tracking

Reading Skill Builder, Level 1:Reading skill levels 3 – 4

Reading Skill Builder, Level 2: Reading skill levels 4.5 – 5.5

Reading Skill Builder, Level 3: Reading skill levels 6 – 8


Purchasing Options

Starting at $35 for 3 months access, plus free tracking.  Backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.  Buy online to start immediately.

Pricing from $7 to $10 per user for 30 or more students.  See school price list.  Learn about pilots. Get a quote.

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