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MiniMod Reading for Inferences

By Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Basic but solid practice; passages have talk of war, crime.

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This app is very basic for the price. It doesn't have a fancy interface or game format. A few of the answers are cut off, and some of the photos still have copyright watermarks. The bingo board is simple as can be. It's also frustrating that game progress and scores aren't saved, and that new games often repeat questions from previous games.

But despite all the interface issues and the sometimes mature subject matter -- crime, beer, and human sacrifice, for example -- this app is one of just a few out there for practicing reading comprehension, and it's a solid one. The difficulty levels are standardized by grade level, and passages are interesting and will appeal to kids. For individual families, the lite version is probably enough, while this full version with multiplayer mode may be better for classrooms.

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