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Developing Critical Thinking Skills Online
Helps students improve reading comprehension online.

Developing Critical Thinking Skills - Online Edition

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

  • Each level contains 66 passages and more than 600 questions
  • High interest non-fiction and fiction readings engage students of all ages
  • Context-clues and multiple activities reinforce learning
  • Built-in tracking monitors pupils while they work

Designed for students at 5th through 8th grade reading level, the program can also be used by English language learners, learning disabled pupils, and remedial readers.

“The immediate response and praise bolsters a student's desire to do well.”
- Shotwell Middle School, Houston, TX

Curriculum

Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading Series:
Level 1: Skill Levels 5.5 - 6.5
Level 2: Skill Levels 7.0 - 8.0

  • 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...

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

Best viewed at a 1024 x 768 screen resolution with a high-speed Internet connection. Merit web-based programs are platform independent. They are accessible through popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. Android and iPad tablets may also run the programs.

FREE EVALUATION VERSION:

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.

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Level 1:
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  • Save and resume work
  • Access lots more content
  • View student work online

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills Series - $35.00

* Single-user / 3-month access / No automatic rebilling / Renew to resume and continue / Work is not lost after 3-months


INCLUDED, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE:

  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Anywhere, anytime access
  • Teacher accounts
  • Student tracking

MORE ABOUT MERIT ONLINE LEARNING:

  • All Merit online programs are distributed within the Merit Online Learning portal.
  • Within the portal, instructors assign students access to the programs purchased.
  • An account is required for each student.
  • Access may be re-assigned to new students.

Buy For School

HOW TO BUY DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS ONLINE FOR YOUR SCHOOL:

The process for ordering Developing Critical Thinking Skills Online is simple.

1. Contact Merit Software
Contact Merit Software and we will assist you in creating your institution's account and provide you with a customized sales quote.

2. Import your student roster
Merit will work with you to insure that all of your students are properly entered into the Online Learning system. Each student will need to have a unique login and password.

3. Review the Program Guide PDFs
Get familiar withDeveloping Critical Thinking Skills Online and Merit's online management tools by looking at the guides and step-by-step walkthroughs.

4. Get started
Little training is needed to get up to speed quickly. We are here to help you while you work if you have any questions.

INCLUDED, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE:

  • Customer support
  • Implementation assistance
  • Product updates
  • One teacher/tutor login
  • Student tracking

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  • Multiple teacher logins
  • Reusable student accounts
  • Flexible group/class start and end dates

MORE ABOUT MERIT ONLINE LEARNING:

  • All Merit online programs are distributed within the Merit Online Learning portal.
  • Within the portal, instructors assign students access to the programs purchased.
  • An account is required for each student.

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What kind of computer set-up do I need?
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No. All of Merit Online Learning programs are web-browser based. Just login through Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc, and you are set. All software updates are done on Merit's servers so you are always up-to-date.

Are teacher accounts included?
Yes, with a school version, teacher accounts are included with the purchase of accounts for students.

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PRICING FOR SERIES:

STUDENT ACCOUNTS 3 MONTHS 6 MONTHS 9 MONTHS 12 MONTHS
2 - 10 $162 $185 $208 $231
11 - 20 $184 $210 $236 $261
21 - 30 $205 $234 $263 $292
31 - 45 $308 $352 $395 $438
46 - 60 $407 $465 $523 $580
61 - 80 $541 $618 $695 $770
81 - 105 $708 $809 $910 $1,009
106 - 130 $877 $1,001 $1,126 $1,249
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