Reading Skill Builder


Finds gaps and provides instruction in specific reading skills that helps develop adept, capable readers. Concepts covered include – vocabulary, sequence, fact-opinion, factual recall, inference, and author’s purpose.

  • Levels have over 250 passages of progressive difficulty
  • Multiple opportunities are provided for concept review
  • High interest material engages students of all ages
  • Immediate explanations feedback while students work
  • Scores are tracked with an easy-to-use monitoring tool

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

Available as part of the Intensive Reading Web Suite or the Complete English Web Suite

SKU: 10103ZZ Category:


Reading Skill Builder Series:
Level 1: Reading skill levels 3 – 4
Level 2: Reading skill levels 4.5 – 5.5
Level 3: Reading skill levels 6 – 8

  • 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

Students will …

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

Put Into Action


Reading Skill Builder Online Edition Step-by-Step Guide
(PDF File – opens in new window)

Try a Demo


Merit is pleased to offer free evaluation versions of its software. The evaluation versions provide full-working samples of activities of the program.

Please click on the Launch Demo! button and wait for the program to load. No login or personally identifiable information is required, and there is no time limit to your use.

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

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

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

Buy the full version to:

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

Track students’ progress with Merit’s Online Learning Student Tracking, included with this program at no extra charge.

Best viewed on a desktop, laptop, or tablet.with a steady Internet connection. Merit web-based programs are platform independent. They are accessible through popular browsers such as Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.
Reading Skill Builder

Additional information

Weight .01 oz

92 Days, 182 Days, 272 Days, 365 Days

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