The Skill Sharpeners: Reading series contains engaging full-color stories followed by activity pages that cover a variety of reading skills. Colorful illustrations and activity pages are bright and cheery; stories are fun and cross genres. Through reading, children will learn about categorizing, getting the main idea, expressing an opinion, recalling details, using guide words, understanding Greek and Latin roots, true/false, word meaning, suffixes, reading with expression, critical thinking, correcting false information, making inferences, and more. 144 reproducible pages, softcover. Answer key included with reduced full-color student pages with the correct answers overlaid. Grade 5.