Simple sentences and short, easy-to-read paragraphs are paired with compelling illustrations for a strong picture-text correspondence. Age-appropriate topics and a controlled vocabulary motivate students and help ensure success. Follow-up activities focus on specific reading skills such as finding the main idea, making inferences, reading for details, locating information, using context clues, and more. Activities challenge students to re-read each passage up to four times. This research-based unit is a sure-fire way to improve fluency and comprehension skills! Answer key included. 21 pages.