CTC: Reading Detective

Seamlessly add your Reading Detective curriculum from The Critical Thinking Company to your homeschool schedule with these lesson plans for use with your Homeschool Planet subscription. Reading Detective's standards-based critical thinking activities develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension.

What You Get:

  • The publisher-recommended course of study
  • 1 school year lesson plan, covering all the assignments for your Reading Detectives curriculum.
  • Checkboxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, providing them with a sense of accomplishment and a permanent record of their achievement.
  • Reading Detective Lesson Plan Bundle includes all 4 lesson plans!
  • Automatic lesson plan updates as needed, with enhancements, link updates, etc.
    Note: You decide whether to apply the updates.

Please note: Curriculum is not included with your lesson plan and should be purchased separately. Select the "More Info" link located in each lesson plan option below for a description of the curriculum and an affiliate link to purchase the curriculum. These lesson plans are subject to copyright laws and cannot be used beyond those in your household. By “household” we mean a person or persons sharing the same single family housing unit such as a home, apartment, mobile home or condominium. You may reach us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com.

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Lesson Plans

Reading Detective A1  For Grades 5 - 6

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The curriculum for this Reading Detective A1 plan can be found by using the following link~

471507: Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book A1 Grade 5-6Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book A1 Grade 5-6
By Critical Thinking Company

Help your students become better readers and critical thinkers with this collection of high-interest, low-readability stories. Stories are comprised of non-fiction articles on a variety of subjects as well as fiction excerpts and short stories; short-answer or multiple-choice questions follow, helping students use the featured skill. Students will learn to go beyond simple recalls of material, but instead analyze it and support their answers with specific information from the text. Pre and post tests are also included for general assessment of student skills. 211 pages, answer keys included in the back. For Grades 5-6.

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Reading Detective B1  For Grades 7 - 8

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The curriculum for this Reading Detective B1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

471508: Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book B1 Grade 7-8 Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book B1 Grade 7-8
By Critical Thinking Company

Reading Detective uses higher-order thinking and standards-based content to teach students superior reading comprehension skills and help them excel on state tests. The in-depth reading analysis required by the series guarantees results. The activities use higher order thinking to develop reading skills by requiring student to answer multiple choice and short response questions then provide sentence level evidence for their answers. The beginning level introduces reading and analysis skills through single-skill units such as defining vocabulary, using context clues, identifying theme, and so on. Mixed skills activities are presented in the final unit. Each reproducible book contains goals, pretests and posttests, 50 activities, a glossary of terms, and answers that include evidence and detailed explanations of the evidence.

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Reading Detective Beginning  For Grades 3 - 4

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The curriculum for this Reading Detective Beginning lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

471506: Reading Detective Beginning, Grades 3-4

Reading Detective Beginning, Grades 3-4
By Critical Thinking Company

Reading Detective's standards-based critical thinking activities develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. The activities are especially effective at helping students understand more challenging reading concepts such as drawing inferences, determining cause and effect, and using context clues to define vocabulary.

Students read and analyze short literature excerpts and stories that include fiction and nonfiction content. Then they answer multiple-choice and short-response questions, citing sentence-level evidence to support their answers.

Beginning level is organized into single-skill units with a concluding mixed-skills unit and provides an introductory lesson for each skill.

Includes pretests, post-tests, lesson guidelines, and answers with detailed evidence. Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards. Grades 3-4. 216 pages.

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Reading Detective Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 3 - 12

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Lesson Plan Bundle includes:
Reading Detective Beginning
Reading Detective A1
Reading Detective B1
Reading Detective RX

The curriculum for this Reading Detective Beginning lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

471506: Reading Detective Beginning, Grades 3-4

Reading Detective Beginning, Grades 3-4
By Critical Thinking Company

Reading Detective's standards-based critical thinking activities develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. The activities are especially effective at helping students understand more challenging reading concepts such as drawing inferences, determining cause and effect, and using context clues to define vocabulary.

Students read and analyze short literature excerpts and stories that include fiction and nonfiction content. Then they answer multiple-choice and short-response questions, citing sentence-level evidence to support their answers.

Beginning level is organized into single-skill units with a concluding mixed-skills unit and provides an introductory lesson for each skill. Includes pretests, post-tests, lesson guidelines, and answers with detailed evidence. Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards. Grades 3-4. 216 pages.

The curriculum for this Reading Detective A1 plan can be found by using the following link~

471507: Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book A1 Grade 5-6Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book A1 Grade 5-6
By Critical Thinking Company

Help your students become better readers and critical thinkers with this collection of high-interest, low-readability stories. Stories are comprised of non-fiction articles on a variety of subjects as well as fiction excerpts and short stories; short-answer or multiple-choice questions follow, helping students use the featured skill. Students will learn to go beyond simple recalls of material, but instead analyze it and support their answers with specific information from the text. Pre and post tests are also included for general assessment of student skills. 211 pages, answer keys included in the back. For Grades 5-6.

The curriculum for this Reading Detective B1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

471508: Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book B1 Grade 7-8 Reading Detective: Using Higher-Order Thinking to Improve Reading Comprehension Book B1 Grade 7-8
By Critical Thinking Company

Reading Detective uses higher-order thinking and standards-based content to teach students superior reading comprehension skills and help them excel on state tests. The in-depth reading analysis required by the series guarantees results. The activities use higher order thinking to develop reading skills by requiring student to answer multiple choice and short response questions then provide sentence level evidence for their answers. The beginning level introduces reading and analysis skills through single-skill units such as defining vocabulary, using context clues, identifying theme, and so on. Mixed skills activities are presented in the final unit. Each reproducible book contains goals, pretests and posttests, 50 activities, a glossary of terms, and answers that include evidence and detailed explanations of the evidence.

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Reading Detective RX  For Grades 6 - 12

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