People, places, and events from around the world and from ancient to modern times provide the subjects for 15 new and interesting stories in each book. The books can be used in many waysâ€”as part of the reading and social studies curriculum in regular, remedial, and second-language classes as well as with home-school instruction. The clear directions allow students to work independently or in a group.
Book 2 offers 15 narratives on topics as varied as Louis Armstrong, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Easter Island. Reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, and writing exercises accompany each narrative.
Student interaction with textâ€”underlining, margin notes, iconsâ€”to develop comprehension strategies
Response to writing prompts
Literal recall questions
Synonyms and antonyms
Responding to passages in writing