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Real World Reading Skills
Improves English language and literacy skills.

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Interactive exercises help students improve their English language and literacy skills.

Students read and respond to short texts. Real-life topics include family literacy, employment skills, civics, health, consumer economics, social skills, and technology.

The software is self-paced and self-correcting. Students receive help and contextual feedback throughout.

Scores are kept in a record management system, allowing both students and teachers to view and print results.

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

Designed for English language learners and adult literacy students.

“Very helpful in improving reading skills of my low level readers.”
- Greenville High School, Greenville, PA

Curriculum

Set 1: Real World Reading Skills, Skill Levels 4 - 5
For beginners. High interest content.

Set 2: Real World Reading Skills, Skill Levels 5 - 6
Intermediate level, more complex vocabulary and sentence structure. High interest content.

  • Each set contains 32 texts and 150 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 meaning of unfamiliar words by using other words or phrases in the text as clues.
  • Learn the correct pronunciation of vocabulary words.
  • Extract salient information from texts.
  • Use vocabulary and organizational patterns to infer meaning from text.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of a text by writing sentences using key words.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Basic English Fitness
Helps students master English language grammar.

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Read World Reading Skills Software
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This program includes:

Teacher Program Manager
How to track your students' progress with Merit.

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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.

FREE EVALUATION VERSION:

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Real World Reading Skills, Set 1 - $79.00
Real World Reading Skills, Set 2 - $79.00

 
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SCHOOL, GOVERNMENT and INSTITUTIONAL PRICING INFORMATION:

Pricing for each set:
PROGRAM VERSIONS PRICE VERSION DETAILS
Home Version $79.00 Use on one computer. Record keeping for 2 students
1 Station: Stand-alone $199.00 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 1 & 2:
PROGRAM VERSIONS PRICE VERSION DETAILS
Home Version n/a 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 $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.