The two volumes of Reader's Choice 4, Split Editions, contain all the high-quality reading skills and strategies in the fourth edition of Reader's Choice. Reader's Choice is based on the theory that proficient reading requires the coordination of a number of skills, but most important, the reader's ability to select the proper skills or strategies to solve each reading problem. The exercises and readings in the new split editions of Reader's Choice will help students become independent, efficient readers. Each carefully selected reading is accompanied by a wide variety of exercises, including a composition focus to facilitate use of the text in integrated reading-writing programs. Skills-focused units alternate with units centering on full reading passages. New in the split editions: Visual literacy. Today's students are confronted with a dizzying array and combination of print and graphics. These editions feature activities that develop strategies for gleaning information from combinations of text and graphics. Web work. The ability of today's students to evaluate information sources is nowhere more crucial than on the Internet. Web work appears in two skills units in book 1, and other activities accompany several reading selections. New readings. The changing world around us has led to the addition of readings on topics such as genetic engineering, the globalization of tourism, and the cross-generational workplace. Additional vocabulary. New readings bring additional vocabulary. New lexical items are topically related across a series of linked readings. Items are introduced and practiced in a variety of formats, reinforcing both the given item and more generalliteracy and acquisitions skills. Book 1 includes units 1-6 and unit 13 from the single volume of the fourth edition. Book 2 includes units 7-12 and unit 14 from the single volume of the fourth edition. Both volumes include an extensive lesson plan and guide for teachers and an answer key. The split editions of Reader's Choice 4 are supported by an accompanying website.