Parents and teachers alike will find this book a valuable tool in helping students become fluent readers. Fluency is the ability to read smoothly and easily and is essential to reading comprehension. Prereading activities, which include building vocabulary and context, help students prepare for the readings. Decoding words ahead of time enables students to focus more attention on the actual meaning of the text. Activities are also designed to help students build their reading speed. By training their eyes to read more than one word at a time, students stay more focused and can better remember what they have read. This book also encourages students to read aloud with expression, which helps foster better comprehension. Students demonstrate their understanding of the readings in follow-up exercises and then extend this understanding through critical thinking questions. You will feel rewarded providing such a valuable resource for your students. Remember to praise them for their efforts and successes!