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, such as "Hercules and the Many-Headed Hydra", "A Clever Jester Fools a King", "The Terra Cotta Warriors: An Army of Clay" and "Animal Partnerships". Activity pages include comprehension questions and a vocabulary exercise for every story. Other skills addressed include critical thinking, interpreting graphic information, using a dictionary and summarizing. 144 pages.See Inside!