The book includes engaging articles to stimulate and hold the interest of students who are reading below grade level. Lower reading levels are achieved through the use of controlled vocabulary simple sentence structure and clear illustrations. The questions and student activity sheets are designed to improve the reading comprehension skills of remedial readers. The articles and activities can be used as part of a teacher-directed lesson or assigned as independent work. The selections are engaging and of high interest. There are pre-reading activities that include prediction skills during-reading reinforcement and open-ended question activities and after-reading exercises for vocabulary attainment and comprehension. This title is also aligned to state and national standards and promotes Reading Next and Adolescent Literacy Initiatives.