Book Monkeys

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About Book Monkeys

The Fast ForWord Reading Level 3 exercise Book Monkeys helps develop paragraph comprehension, the ability to make inferences, vocabulary, and the understanding of cause and effect.

The object of Book Monkeys is to help the librarian sort books by reading paragraphs and answering questions about those paragraphs.

Read a paragraph

Answer a question

How students use Book Monkeys

To work on Book Monkeys, the student clicks the yellow paw. A monkey hangs from the ceiling and holds a book that displays a paragraph. When the student finishes reading the paragraph, the student clicks the Done Reading button in the lower right corner. Then, the librarian displays a question related to that paragraph. Other monkeys display possible answers on index cards. The student must read the question, then click the response that best answers the question. Points are awarded for each correct answer, and bonus points are awarded after 10 correct answers.

Tip: The following keyboard shortcut is available in Book Monkeys:

  • Paw (start button). Space bar
  • Done Reading. Space bar
  • Responses, top to bottom. Number keys 1 through 4

How Book Monkeys rewards progress

Session high score. Each time the student surpasses the highest score ever achieved in one session, the points counter lights up and flashes the words High Score.

Time. The timer at the top of the screen shows the amount of time the student needs to work on the exercise that day, which is based on the student's protocol. When the time requirement is met, the exercise session automatically ends, and the student can either choose another exercise to work on or review his/her success in the exercises.

Exercise percent complete markers. The percent complete markers (bars) on the skyscraper poster indicate the percentage of completed content in the exercise. Each marker represents 10% of the exercise. When all of the markers light up, the exercise is complete.

How students master Book Monkeys

The student will continue to work on Book Monkeys until the skills in the exercise are mastered. Then, the exercise is closed. To learn more see About completing a program.

Tip: For a complete list of content used in the exercise, check the teacher manual (see User guides & manuals).