Just as Spelling Bee's can cause students to study their spelling words, Reading Bee's can cause them to practice their fluency! This product is a compilation of fifteen (15) selections. Each is written as a one page, self-contained science fact-based narrative. The facts in each are true and the student interest level will be great. Each one is told in a fascinating manner designed to intrigue students through each of their multiple readings as they rehearse time and again for their Reading Bee Competition. It is a research-based fact that as fluency increases, so does comprehension and retention! Research also informs that fluency is transferable! This means that as students develop fluency with one instrument, that fluency transfers to others. Once the fluency foundation is established, every student every where can be a fluent reader. If your students would benefit from a fluency increase, then the Reading Bee is a great way to go. I have personally used it as well as many other colleagues; and, we've seen great increases in student fluency. Of course, with the fluency increase comes a predictable and concomitant increase in the interest level of students toward the reading process. The ability increase offsets and removes the apathy that many students demonstrate in reading, because the fluency increase significantly reduces, and in most cases removes, the struggle that precludes a healthy interest in written text. If your school needs a reading guru to add never-before-used strategies to aid and abet the reading challenge that is seemingly all about us, you might want to consider introducing this as an intervention strategy! It works wonderfully well!