Quick, easy, effective activities support standards and help students improve skills they need for success in testing. Sound too good to be true? Not at all. That's just what each book in this series offers. Each Language Skills book has over 150 warm-ups that cover parts of speech, sentence structure, vocabulary, and mechanics and usage. The books for Grades 5 and 6 also cover using reference materials. Each warm-up provides a brief overview of a particular skill, an example of using the skill correctly, an activity for the skill, and a follow-up writing activity for applying the skill.