Features:Reading skills include identifying main ideas, previewing and predicting, recognizing sequence, and making inferences. Extensive practice in recycling and application of newly learned skills with high-interest reading selections. Practice with word parts, synonyms and antonyms, idioms, compound words, dictionary use, and word maps. Skills are supported by graphics, examples, and short texts that illustrate concepts and provide additional opportunities for practice and discussion. Ready to Read is the perfect series to prepare students for success in academic reading and test taking.