Designed for use in centers/learning stations, this product is differentiated by reading level: high (designated by a square), middle (triangle) and low (circle). Four stories could be used in learning centers, leaving four to be used as a pre/post-test, small group instruction, large group instruction or other. Four of the stories are aligned with science and deal with severe weather and how to prepare for it. The other four are aligned with social studies curriculum, addressing living in and contributing to community. Included is a graphic organizer for each story. It includes an answer key, and directions which can be posted for the students.