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Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Booster

Levels 1 and 2 of our Reading Comprehension Boosters each feature 60 passages in 3 units of progressive difficulty. Activities target the main idea, passage development, making inferences, close reading, and more. Level 1 is best for elementary students and high beginning English language learners.

Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6


per seat

  • Identify theme, central idea
  • Locate details, evidence
  • Make logical inferences
  • Determine word meanings
  • Summarize text
  • Helps students improve reading comprehension of non-fiction or fiction passages.
  • Questions focus students to determine main idea, comprehend logical development, make inferences, and read closely for details.
  • Feedback explains incorrect choices and rewards correct answers.
  • Provides Vocabulary, Sequence, Inference, and Interpretation skill practice.
  • Optional Word Association and Crossword Puzzle exercises keyed to the passages offer a challenge for the more advanced student.
  • Gives students personal, immediate feedback and provides online tracking for teachers.
  • Keywords in context boost reading accuracy.  
  • Main idea and point of view questions throughout. 
  • Passages are concise for targeted skills-building.


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Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Merit products are excellent tool to help educators meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

Supports your RTI/MTSS Programs

Merit helps schools Improve effectiveness of Response to Intervention (RTI) / Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) implementation.

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The tryout version offers the following benefits:

  • Full-working samples of the activities of the program.
  • Unlimited period of use.

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  • Save and resume work.
  • Access lots more content.
  • View student work online.