"On the Edge" is a new high interest reading series that engages students with stories in three broad categories: Supernatural/Paranormal, True crime and Unexplainable events. Each story came from popular news and are true accounts of human experiences and eye witnesses. Selections include topics about out-of-body experiences, alien abductions, escaped killers, strange outbreaks of diseases, and much more. The stories range from 800 to 900 words and conclude with comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking activities. Each selection also provides tools for recording and calculating reading speed. This series was developed at a 4-6 reading level."Against the Odds" features amazing stories of survival and medical miracles that will make you wonder how those people beat the odds of life. Read selections such as "Icicle Baby," "Survival on a Desert Island," "A Hole in His Head," and "Trapped in Cave". A Teacher's Guide is also available!