McCall-Crabbs Tests of Reading Comprehension


McCall-Crabbs Five Volumes in One Hardback (Books A-E)

This convenient HARDBACK Edition is the best there is for helping your students advance in their ability to understand what they read. First, the child learns to read; then we teach him how to read to learn. Improved reading comprehension will result in better learning in all subjects.

If you have more than one student taking the tests at a time, you would need one copy per student.

McCall-Crabbs Guide and Answer Key is the necessary companion for the the McCall Crabbs A-E text and must be ordered separately.

Book ISBN: 978-1880045-251

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McCall-Crabbs Five Volumes in One Hardback (Books A-E)

A non-consumable series of comprehension tests, this is the best there is for helping your students advance in their ability to understand what they read. The student is given three minutes to read a short selection and answer multiple choice questions. The topics are interesting and varied. The questions have been carefully constructed to test all the key skills in understanding what we read such as detecting the sequence, getting the main idea, identifying facts, making inferences, and more. Each lesson is normed by ability level. The teacher can quickly see how well the student comprehends in relationship to his grade level. This invaluable tool will help you evaluate reading ability, teach comprehension techniques, chart individual student progress, and improve standardized test scores.The book can be used again and again because each student writes his answers on a separate piece of paper (a master form for answers can be photocopied from the answer key). Bound in hardback for lasting use for years to come. Home educators can pass this book on to the next generation. Schools can order a set which can be rotated between different classes on a schedule and last for many years of use.

This single hardback volume combines five years of reading selections, 78 lessons per level. The book is appropriate for strong second grade readers through adult.

This is a reprint of the original 1926 work which was last updated in 1961. Newer but dumbed down versions bearing the same name are also on the market today. The distinquishing mark is the the copyright date.

McCall-Crabb’s Guide and Answer Key must be ordered separately and contains the following:

  • Description of the Books’ Contents
  • Directions for Using the Standard Test Lessons
  • Answer Keys for Books A-E
  • Index to Reading Selection Difficulty
  • Student McCall-Crabbs Record Blank
  • Chart for Measuring Reading Ability by Chronological Age

When I used these tests in my tutoring sessions, the kids begged to do them each week because they were so much fun. One parent asked to complete the tests alongside her son since she was preparing to return to college and had to take an entrance exam in reading. These tests were her ticket back into the college classroom. — Liz FitzGerald


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