Features *Sharpen Your Reading Skills provides explicit instruction as well as extensive practice and recycling. *Be an Active Reader features high-interest readings that allow students to apply their skills. *As You Read activities, including completion of charts, graphs, and outlines, encourage reading with a purpose. *Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skills includes word-attack skills ranging from Using a Dictionary to Using Context Clues. *Express Your Ideas and Explore the Web extend and enrich the reading experience. *Read Faster helps build reading fluency and accuracy. *Practice with word parts, synonyms and antonyms, idioms, compound words, and word maps.