Looking for a high-interest reading series that will keep students engaged and On the Edge? This series is comprised of reading selections in the following categories: Supernatural/Paranormal True crime Unexplainable events On the Edge content was derived from popular news items. Selections include topics about out-of-body experiences, alien abductions, escaped killers, strange outbreaks of diseases, and much more. Every story was developed at a 4 - 6 reading level, and ranges from 800 to 900 words. Each selection concludes with comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking activities, and provides tools for recording and calculating reading speed. Some of life's biggest fears keep people Scared Stiff! This text focuses on reading selections that deal with scary experiences such as people held against their will, stalkers, rats, and snakes. Activities and Exercises Featured In Each Book: Comprehension Each reading selection concludes with a Comprehension activity designed to build an understanding of the concepts presented. Vocabulary Each unit ends with a Vocabulary exercise that uses words from both reading selections. Critical Thinking The Critical Thinking activities at the end of each unit are formulated to stimulate higher order thinking skills. Reading Speed Calculating and Charting Each reading selection provides tools for recording and calculating reading speed. Students calculate and record their reading time for each story, then use the Words-per-Minute table to look up their reading speed. Students can chart their progress by using the convenient graph in the back of each book. Because of the consistency of the range of the number of words in each story, as well as the reading level, progress charting of students' reading speed is easy and accurate.