The critical thinking activities in Reading Detective help develop the analysis, synthesis and vocabulary skills children need for exceptional reading comprehension. Especially effective at helping children understand more challenging reading concepts such as drawing inferences, making conclusions, determining cause-and-effect and using context clues to define vocabulary. Students read and analyze short literature passages and stories that include fiction and nonfiction genres. Then they answer multiple-choice and short-response questions, citing sentence evidence to support their answers. Includes mixed-skills units throughout and provides an introductory lesson for each skill. Includes pretests, post-tests, lesson guidelines, and answers with detailed evidence. Paperback by Cheryl Block, Christine Broz, Margaret Hockett and David White. 52 activities included in the 216 pages.