Students will enjoy reading the fiction short stories and author biographies in this packet. Topics include Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, and Jack London and The Call of the Wild. Each passage includes follow-up questions to reinforce key comprehension skills and an answer key for easy assessment. The controlled vocabulary averages two readability levels below content to ensure understanding and promote confidence. Also provided are story starters about mysterious events so students can practice interpreting story events and creating an ending.