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 making inferences, expressing an opinion, depicting ideas graphically, using a dictionary, reading with correct phrasing, understanding descriptive language, working with story elements, writing a creative story and a personal narrative, supporting an opinion with facts, creating analogies and more. 144 reproducible pages, softcover. Answer key included with reduced full-color student pages with the correct answers overlaid. Grade 6.