Get Ready to Read: A Skills-Based Reader, by Karen Blanchard and Christine Root, is a part of a three-level series designed to develop reading and vocabulary building skills. InGet Ready to Read, beginning students progress step by step through task-based activities that promote reading competency and fluency. Features Sharpen Your Reading Skillsprovides explicit instruction as well as extensive practice and recycling. Be an Active Readerfeatures high-interest readings that allow students to apply their skills. As You Readactivities, including completion of charts, graphs, and outlines, encourage reading with a purpose. Sharpen Your Vocabulary Skillsincludes word-attack skills ranging from Using a Dictionary to Using Context Clues. Express Your IdeasandExplore the Webextend and enrich the reading experience. Read Fasterhelps build reading fluency and accuracy. TheReady to Read seriesalso includes Ready to Ready Now and Ready to Read More .Blanchard, Karen Lourie is the author of 'Get Ready to Read A Skills-Based Reader', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131776487 and ISBN 0131776487.