This product is used to accompany the story, Max's Words. There are comprehension questions to go along with the story that are Common Core aligned and require critical thinking skills. There is a focus on textual evidence to support answers. There are also several open-ended questions to use with the story. If you use Journeys, there are also vocabulary riddles and questions using the vocabulary words in context. Finally, there is a spelling list. This is a comprehensive product to enhance this story whether you use Journeys or not!