Reading Galaxy (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Broderbund Software - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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Reading Galaxy
Product ID 47956-49720
Product UPC 047956497201
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Broderbund Software
Label Active Mind Series
Category(s) Education, Language, English, English Reading
Recommended age(s) 8-12.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Builds comprehension and problem solving skills.

Over 400 passages and over 80 puzzles to develop reading comprehension and problem solving skills.
Be the next contestant on The Alien Tales Game Show! Outsmart a panel of "Alien Guest Celebrities" on an interstellar game show while building reading and thinking skills. Read passages from well-loved books, answer questions, and solve puzzles to win big time "bucks" and collect fabulous "virtual" prizes. Beat those pesky space aliens once and for all!

Space Alien Guest Panel.
Choose a space alien as your opponent and a famous book as your text on The Alien Tales Game Show.

Reading Comprehension.
Improve comprehension by reading excerpts from contemporary Newbery award winning books and favorite kids' classics. Passages include interesting synopses, actual excerpts, and facts about the authors.

Read the passage, then answer the question. Put the right answers into the crossword puzzle and build vocabulary and memory skills.

Logical Thinking.
Strengthen logical thinking and use context clues to decode a cryptic message to discover "what's wrong with this picture."

Excerpts from 30 Kids' Classics:

  • Sounder
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Treasure Island
  • Red Cap
  • Dragonwings
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Westing Game
  • Welcome Home, Jellybean
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Summer of the Swans
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Secret of the Andes
  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
  • Matilda
  • Julie of the Wolves
  • The Outsiders
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • ... and now Miguel
  • The Call of the Wild
  • Anastasia Krupnik
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Hatchet
  • The Twenty-One Balloons
  • Grandpa's Mountain
  • The Egypt Game
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Charlotte's Web
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Summer of My German Soldier

Active Mind Series is an innovative line of software that motivates children to develop essential learning skills. Each product is developed in conjunction with educational specialists to provide an enriching educational experience. Dynamic learning environments rich in graphics, sound and animation fuel children's imaginations and broaden their knowledge within a world where learning comes to life.

Skills Developed:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary Building
  • Reading for Detail
  • Literary Appreciation
  • Problem Solving
  • Memory
  • Logical Thinking
  • Focused Listening
  • Attention to Task
  • Using Context Clues
  • Biographical Appreciation
  • Skimming and Scanning

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386-33
Required RAM 4MB
Req. Hard Drive 6MB Free
Recommend RAM 8MB
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 386DX
Required RAM 8MB
Req. Hard Drive 6MB Free
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Mac System 7.0.1
Required CPU Mac LC III
Required RAM 5MB
Req. Hard Drive 6MB Free
Recommend RAM 8MB
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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