Flexible and contemporary, this reading skills text helps students develop reading strategies that will turn them into lifelong readers who can comprehend college textbooks and enjoy the many reading opportunities the world has to offer. Best-selling reading author Brenda Smith, whose hallmarks are her engaging writing style and her ability to motivate students, has teamed up with Laura Courtney Headley to write this innovative text. The Lifelong Reader combines streamlined instructional material with ample readings and practice activities that ask students to apply their reading skills to a wealth of materials, from college textbooks through newspapers and novels. The Lifelong Reader can be used as a companion to the Reader's Handbook by Brenda Smith or as a stand-alone text. The Lifelong Reader provides students with manageable chunks of instruction in each chapter-concise explanations of skills-followed by several practice exercises and two longer end-of-chapter reading selections to help students develop their reading skills.