This book is designed to test the reading comprehension of students from grades 1-12. It contains all five levels of the original McCall-Crabbs books that have used with success for many years. Each of the five levels consists of 78 reading selections on a variety of interesting topics followed by multiple choice questions based on stated facts, implications, or general reasoning.
Each selection is normed for grade level ability. Students can chart their personal progress. Every lesson has test items easy enough for the poorest readers as well as ones difficult enough to challenge the best readers. This allows the teacher to use the book with a range of ability levels from beginners to post-college.
General reading ability is developed because the selections vary in content, style, and vocabulary. Questions for each lesson evaluate ability to find the main idea, gather facts, make inferences, and other kinds of meaning such as being able to determine sequence.
Reprinted, with permission, by Back Home Industries.