Skill Sharpeners Reading contains engaging full-color stories followed by activity pages that practice a variety of reading skills. Provides 12 motivating fiction and nonfiction stories, for example "The Tiger and the Jackals", "Old Bragwynn the Pirate", "Tracking Tornadoes" and "Silkworms". Activity pages include comprehension questions and a vocabulary exercise for every story. Other skills addressed include critical thinking, interpreting graphic information, reading with expression and analyzing characters. 144 pages.See Inside!