Help your students become better readers and critical thinkers with this collection of high-interest, low-readability stories. Stories are comprised of non-fiction articles on a variety of subjects as well as fiction excerpts and short stories; short-answer or multiple choice questions follow, helping students use the featured skill. Students will learn to go beyond simple recalls of material, but instead analyze it and support their answers with specific information from the text. Pre and post tests are also included for general assessment of student skills. 211 pages, answer keys included in the back. For Grades 5-6.