"As a reading specialist, I think I am kind of picky about what I use with my students. It has to match their needs and level. Melissa hit my kids' needs perfectly. Her original stories provided my kids with reading material that balanced challenging vocabulary with stories that fit the skills well. I loved how each set included a low level introduction, organizers for practice with leveled texts, writing prompts that tie reading and writing, and 2 page articles with comprehension questions specifically for that skills. It was just what I needed as we prepared for our state test, and my students were quite successful with using it."