Good reading skills are essential not only for fifth-grade academic success, but also for lifelong learning. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help your child catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Best of all, they’ll have lots of fun doing it! WHAT'S THE WORD Introducing challenging words in short stories helps kids learn vocabulary in context. READ BETWEEN THE LINES Do-it-yourself essays on parties, cell phones, and more teach kids to grasp inferences within a story. STOP & GO STORY Illustrations and short stories featuring surfers, detectives, astronauts, and more show how to absorb and think about the facts of a story along the way. KEEP IT STRAIGHT Timelines, charts, and diagrams help kids organize the events of a story. MIND MAP Fill-in-the-blank sections aid in understanding key points in an article, including main points and details. PLUS! CHECK IT! STRIPS Reinforce concepts and build confidence as kids check their own work. Give your child’s grades and confidence a boost with 5th Grade Reading Comprehension Success. Why Sylvan Learning Products Work Sylvan's proven system inspires kids to learn and has helped children nationwide catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school. Sylvan has been a trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and has based their supplemental education success on programs developed through a focus on the highest educational standards and detailed research. Sylvan’s line of educational products equips families with fun, effective, and grade-appropriate learning tools. Our workbooks and learning kits feature activities, stories, and games to reinforce the skills children need to develop and achieve their academic potential. Students will reap the rewards of improved confidence and a newfound love of learning.