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Reading Detective A1 (Grades 5-6) on CD-ROM
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Based on the successful Reading Detective Books, this student-friendly CD-ROM program features 51 activities that can be completed anytime! Quick or detailed instructions, hints, explanations for both correct and incorrect answers and princtable data creates a full self-tutoring environment for self-motivated children. Self-grading, an on-screen teaching guide, password protection and other features are also included. Book A1, for Grades 5-6.
Windows XP/2000/ME/NT/98/95 Pentium or class processor, 200 MhZ or faster 64 MB RAM, 80 MB free hard drive space Color Monitor wiht 800 x 600 resolution Machintosh OS X 200 MHz processor or faster 132 MB RAM and 80MB free hard drive space Color monitor with 800 x 600 resolution
|Format: Compact disc|
Vendor: Critical Thinking Company
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teaching4MOAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Will it Install??May 21, 2014teaching4MOAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I have JUST received this product in the "mail" so have not really been able to explore the product fully, however, I did encounter a major issue trying to install the product. I used the troubleshooting suggestions within a document on the disk to no avail. I then used the install suggestions on the insert in the case, no go. Finally I decided to go to my control panel to add/remove programs and clicked on add a program then from a cd; that FINALLY got the install going. It now seems to have loaded fine, and be fairly easy to figure out to use.
At the login page, you can enter a variety of "players/students" and if you go into administrator you can also add a password to the player if you desire to. Through the administrator button you can also view all the scores and info for each person.
It would appear that the "player" is not required to go through the reading in a particular order. The "player" is able to click on any reading from the list. The "player" can also go back to any previously attempted lesson/story. There is a glossary, which I did not view. There is also supposed to be hints to help answer the questions. There is an arcade with 3 games, but can only earn coins for the arcade if they complete lessons with a 75% or higher.
As stated in another review, it is great that there is a comprehension question and select the sentence that supports your answer.
I purchased this for my three boys completing 4th-7th as an extra activity for summer time practice. I have a feeling it will be a challenge to keep them from completing more than one a day :-)
Paula GlogowskiUpper state, NYAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5ExcellentNovember 2, 2010Paula GlogowskiUpper state, NYAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 5I love this CD-Rom. It not only makes the student answer comprehension questions but then it makes them prove their answer from the text. Great critical thinking too.
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Q: I have 2 upcoming 5th graders. Will 1 CD work for 2 students or do I have to buy 2?
The CD is multi user.
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