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Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades
Helps students improve reading comprehension with longer and more challenging texts.

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Students receive hands-on practice in using reading improvement strategies that sharpen their critical thinking skills and develop their ability to make inferences.

This software uses the same format as Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading, with longer and increasingly challenging texts for the more advanced reader.

Assessments place students in appropriate units of instruction. Students advance as they demonstrate readiness. Scores are automatically kept in a record management system.

The questions, answers and explanations of the program can be spoken aloud by using the Merit Text Talker.

Designed for students in grades 8 through 11 (ages 13 and up), the software can also be used by English language learners and adult students.

“Great for students who want more vocabulary practice and practice identifying main ideas.”
- Lehman College, Bronx, NY

Curriculum

Set 3: Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades, Skill Levels 8 - 9
Set 4: Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades, Skill Levels 10 - 11

  • Each set contains 60 passages and 600 questions.
  • Contextual help and feedback engage students of all ages.
  • Students choose from a menu of reward animations and sounds.
  • All student work is stored in the Teacher Program Manager.
  • Content can be spoken aloud by using the Merit Text Talker.

Students will...

  • Determine main idea of a text and select a logical sentence to introduce or complete it, or choose an appropriate title to identify it.
  • Identify the sequence of details in a text and select an additional supporting sentence that would logically fit in.
  • Draw an inference by recognizing information learned from the text that is not actually stated.
  • Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using other words or phrases in the text as clues.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

RELATED PRODUCTS:

Intermediate Skills Pack - Complete Curriculum
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Accu-Reading
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Vocabulary Stretch
Helps students with word recognition, meanings, and origins.

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Track students' progress with Merit's Teacher Program Manager, included with this program at no extra charge.

All versions of this Merit Software Windows 2000/2003/XP program require 8 MB RAM and 32 MB hard disk space. This program requires a minimum screen resolution of 800 by 600 pixels. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users may run this program in Windows XP mode.

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading for Upper Grades, Set 3 - $105.00

Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading for Upper Grades, Set 4 - $105.00

 
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SCHOOL, GOVERNMENT and INSTITUTIONAL PRICING INFORMATION:

Pricing for each set:
PROGRAM VERSIONS PRICE VERSION DETAILS
Home Version $105.00 Use on one computer. Record keeping for 2 students
1 Station: Stand-alone $299.00 Use on one computer. Record keeping for 42 students
5 Pack: 1 Station: Stand-alone $699.00 Use a 1 Station: Stand-alone version on up to 5 separate computers (non-networkable)
5 Stations: Networkable $1,249.00 Use on a network with 5 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students
10 Stations: Networkable $2,125.00 Use on a network with 10 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students
Site License Contact Us Use on a network with more than 10 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students

Pricing for Sets 3 & 4:
PROGRAM VERSIONS PRICE VERSION DETAILS
Home Version n/a Use on one computer. Record keeping for 2 students
1 Station: Stand-alone $449.00 Use on one computer. Record keeping for 42 students
5 Pack: 1 Station: Stand-alone $1,049.00 Use a 1 Station: Stand-alone version on up to 5 separate computers (non-networkable)
5 Stations: Networkable $1,875.00 Use on a network with 5 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students
10 Stations: Networkable $3,189.00 Use on a network with 10 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students
Site License Contact Us Use on a network with more than 10 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students

All versions of Merit programs come with the Teacher Program Manager which allows for student record keeping.