This product is designed for practicing author's point and supporting reasons. It is differentiated in three levels, high (designated by a square), middle (designated by a triangle), and low (designated by a circle). Since there are eight differentiated stories, four can be used at centers/learning stations with four left to be used in small groups, large group, or for a pre or post test. It includes a graphic organizer, an answer key, and directions which can be posted. Four of the stories are science related dealing with severe weather and preparation. The other four stories go along with most Social Studies curriculum dealing with life in a community including stories about how children can participate in their community and the difference between rural and urban communities.