Based on a cognitive skills approach, these student-centered reading skills texts help students go beyond rote learning to develop the solid reading skills good readers take for granted. Skill development areas include: *Reading for Pleasure Encourages students to master new reading strategies and broaden their vocabularies by helping them select books appropriate to their level and enjoy them on their own. *Reading Comprehension Skills Emphasizes strategic reading skills such as skimming, scanning, recognizing topics and main ideas, understanding sentences, and making inferences. *Thinking Skills Provides targeted practice in inference and analytical skills. *Reading Faster Uses high-interest short fiction and nonfiction passages to help students develop speed and flexibility in their reading.The four skill sections are intended to be usedconcurrently.*Test booklets for Reading Power and More Reading Power contain reproducible black line masters to be used as additional practice or to test reading skills presented in the student books.Reading Power: The second edition of Reading Power is a thoroughly updated version of the successful first edition. Among the many items updated are the book list, the nonfiction articles, and the "Reading Faster" story line.