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Reading Comprehension

Reading skill building software that provides targeted learning in specific areas of concern: main idea, vocabulary, sequence, inference, factual recall, and drawing conclusions.

WINDOWS / MAC / LINUX ONLINE VERSIONS:
Titles are listed in order of difficulty - easiest first

Reading Skill Builder
Helps students transition to read at higher levels - on the web!
  • Tutoring on specific reading concepts
  • Self-paced, self-advancing
  • Provides immediate feedback for responses
Reading Comprehension Booster Online Top Choice
Helps students improve reading comprehension.
  • For students working on comprehension and main idea.
  • Several skill questions based on reading one passage.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading Top Choice
Helps students improve reading comprehension.
  • For students working on main idea, sequence, and inference.
  • Several skill questions based on reading each non-fiction passage.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades Top Choice
Helps students improve reading comprehension online with texts of increasing complexity.
  • For students working on main idea, sequence, and inference.
  • Several skill questions based on reading each non-fiction passage.

WINDOWS DESKTOP VERSIONS:
Titles are listed in order of difficulty - easiest first

Early Reading Booster
Builds confidence in early readers.
  • For beginning readers.
  • Questions are based on illustrated stories.
Reading Shape-Up, Set 1
Teaches students basic reading skills.
  • One multiple-choice skill question per passage.
  • Texts are primarily fiction.
Reading Comprehension Booster Top Choice
Helps students improve reading comprehension.
  • For students working on comprehension and main idea.
  • Several skill questions based on reading one passage.
Real World Reading Skills
Improves students' understanding of basic texts.
  • Content and questions intended for older students (reading below grade level).
  • Several skill questions based on reading each passage.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading Top Choice
Helps students improve reading comprehension.
  • For students working on main idea, sequence, and inference.
  • Several skill questions based on reading each non-fiction passage.
Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades Top Choice
Helps students improve reading comprehension with longer and more challenging texts.
  • For students working on main idea, sequence, and inference.
  • Several skill questions based on reading each non-fiction passage.
Accu-Reading
Helps students master specific reading skills.
  • One reading comprehension question per passage.
  • Texts are based on science and social studies material.
  • Same format as Reading Shape-Up
Science Reading for College Prep
Sharpens students ability to interpret science texts.
  • Useful for standardized test prep.
  • Passages are all science related content.
Social Studies Reading for College Prep
Sharpens students ability to interpret social studies texts.
  • Useful for standardized test prep.
  • Passages are all social studies related content.

Merit Reading Comprehension Software Resources and Tips

Based on feedback from customers, we have compiled several tips for teaching with our software.

When using our software, all student data is automatically collected by the Teacher Program Manager. As a result, teachers and tutors are easily able to track student progress.

The Teacher Program Manager comes free with the purchase of any Merit Software program.

Our software is designed on research based teaching methods. Read more about the research basis for Merit Software (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).

We provide free evaluation versions of all of our software. The evaluation versions are full-working samples of the complete software programs.

To get the evaluation software, choose a program, then select "Try It!". Click the link that includes the text "Download an Evaluation Version."