Reading with Colleen McKenna is a series of five exciting and interesting titles that provide a framework for this new approach to reading. Comprehension is the main focus, with multiple choice and questions designed to ensure students understand why they are reading. Titles include: Good Grief... Third Grade, Too Many Murphys, Fourth Grade is a Jinx, Fifth Grade: Here Comes Trouble, and Valentine's Day Can Be Murder. The high interest — low vocabulary format of these novels is perfect for reluctant readers and is sure to keep students motivated to read. For the teacher, flexibility is key, with students being assigned novels to read individually, in small groups or as a class. This Author Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, story summaries, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.