This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social science topics. The leveled narratives were written by natural resource specialists,then reviewed by teachers (for appropriate content and readability) and scientists (for accuracy). Each one-page essay tackles a subject related to Oregon’s vast and critically important forests: wildlife, fish, forestry, tree biology and history. They include multiple-choice and short-answer questions to gauge comprehension. They can be used as an assessment tool or as a teaching resource, for individuals or groups.