African-American Superstars

Designed for: Grade 6, Grade 6 Plus
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This program includes interesting biographies of important historical and contemporary cultural figures to build skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary and language. It is appropriate for students reading at the grades 4-6 levels and for remedial readers in grades 7-10. Some of the individuals covered in this program include: Will Smith, Muhammad Ali, Alicia Keys, Martin Luther King Jr., and Condoleezza Rice.


Targeted Skills

  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Getting The Main Idea
  • Factual Recall
  • Predicting Outcomes
  • Sequencing
  • Using Verbs
  • Using Words In Context
  • Word Meanings
  • Plurals
  • Pronouns
  • Phonics
  • Antonyms & Synonyms

Highlighted Features

  • Reinforces correct answers to encourage students
  • Includes high interest, yet easy to read stories
  • Vocabulary, language and comprehension skill building mode for each story
  • A help system ensures that readers are never stuck
  • More than 1000 questions in each program to develop comprehension, vocabulary and language skills
  • Can be used by any number of students, over and over, year after year
  • Ideal for remediation and reading intervention

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