From the back of the box:
"From reading the reviews of your latest album to the blog posts about your sold-out concert, you've gotta read to rock and roll! Drum up fun with this kickin' reading game, rounding the board and answering comprehension questions covering main idea, reading for details, making inferences, drawing conclusions, using context clues, understanding figurative language, distinguishing fact from opinion, and more. Now that's learning that really sticks!"
To play Rockin' Reading, you choose a question card from the tour bus and read it aloud. Then you flip the card over to check your answer. You answer three questions correctly at each stop, and the first player to reach the Hall of Fame stage wins. The questions make you read, think, apply logic, and sometimes even sing, dance and play the air guitar! It is fun and would appeal to, and challenge, any child who loves music.
The game is ages 8+ and grades 3+. Malachi, who is 8, was able to read the cards, and had a lot of fun with this game, but he was totally stumped by figurative language. For example, here is one question he didn't get:
"Basketball star Sam Duncan is famous for slamming the ball down into the basket from above. That's why they call him Slam Dunk Duncan. He hears the band's new single at the Sports for Schools concert. "Now that's a slam dunk!" he says."
What does he mean when he says the song is "a slam dunk."
A. The song is sure to be successful.
B. The song is about basketball.
C. The song is about water.
D. The song is terrible.
Of course, the correct answer is A, but he insisted over and over that the song was about basketball, even after I pointed out that the "song" was "a slam dunk." This made me appreciate the game all the more. It let me know this is something we need to work on.
Malachi has no trouble answering reading comprehension questions that go along with chapter books he is reading. If he can't figure out something in the context of a sentence, he can usually figure it out in the context of the paragraph. But, the short reading comprehension questions in Rockin' Reading really make him have to think!
I give this 5 out of 5 stars for durability, educational value, and fun. And I think Malachi would agree.
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