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Reading Comprehension Booster
Helps students improve reading comprehension - on the web!

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Students practice reading comprehension strategies with interactive texts. They read a passage, then answer main idea, sequence, and inference questions about it.

  • Contains 120 passages of escalating difficulty with 1,320 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 reading levels 3.0 through 5.0, the software is also effective for English language learners, learning disabled pupils, and remedial readers.

“Thanks for making educational software that engages the video game generation.”
- J.F. Webb High School, Oxford, NC


Reading Comprehension Booster, Skill Levels 3 - 5

  • Each set contains 120 passages and 1,320 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 the 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.




Starter Paragraph Punch
Helps students learn different ways to write a basic paragraph.
Reading Shape-Up
Teaches students basic reading skills.
Early Reading Booster
Builds confidence in early readers.
Vocabulary Stretch
Helps students with word recognition, meanings, and origins.

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Reading Comprehension Booster
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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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Reading Comprehension Booster - $105.00

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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

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