Turn slow readers into faster, more fluent readers with timed high-interest stories. Fluency is a key component of reading comprehension, and these ready-to-use activities provide plenty of practice in both speed and comprehension. From sharks to bikes, the 14 short high-interest stories will capture students' attention while they race the clock to improve their reading speed. Potentially difficult words are presented before the story, with fill-in-the-blank sentences for vocabulary reinforcement. After reading, students show their comprehension through short-answer questions and a page of cloze sentences. Turning the stories into timed reading exercises is a great way to get students to read at a faster pace, improving reading confidence as well as overall comprehension. Have students read the whole story then record the amount of time it took them to read it, or set a time limit and track how far they got. End-of-line word counts make it quick and easy to figure the number of words read. Each story has a place to record the time and words read, and helpful charts are included for computing words read per minute and recording student progress.