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Reading Skill Builder

Helps students transition to read at higher levels with FREE assessments and progress monitoring

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Product Description

What Does Reading Skill Builder Do?

Students practice specific reading skills: vocabulary-in-context, sequence, fact-opinion, factual recall, inference, and author’s purpose.

Assessments place students at suitable levels of challenge.   Built-in feedback supports students while they work.  Students advance as they demonstrate readiness.

Scores and progress are automatically tracked in an Online Portfolio.

Designed for learners age 9 and up in late elementary and middle school grade levels, the software can also be used by English language learners, learning disabled pupils, and remedial readers.

Inspires Enthusiasm

A structured and supportive environment that lets all learners experience success.

Enhances Interaction

Instructors can quickly discover individual areas of concern and be able do something about them.

Streamlines Learning

Built-in explanations and immediate feedback help students overcome obstacles while they work.

Automatic Tracking

Teachers can monitor pupil progress and work through an easy-to-use management.

Concepts Covered

Designed for English language learners and older students, as well as pupils in upper elementary and secondary grades.

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.

Level 1: U.S. reading grade levels 3 – 4

Level 2: U.S. reading grade levels 4.5 – 5.5

Level 3: U.S. reading grade levels 6 – 8

Students will …

  • Use vocabulary to infer meaning from text
  • Determine main idea
  • Identify sequence of details
  • Learn academic vocabulary
  • Draw conclusions based on relevant information
  • Ascertain an author’s purpose

Additional Resources

Teaching Tips

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Program Guides

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Student Tracking and Management

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“Great for standardized test prep!”

Hynes Middle School

Metairie, LA​