Would you believe ...? * A woman invests in stocks and makes $22 million -- then donates almost all of it to a university! * A Japanese guard helps a prisoner of war survive World War II because of the shared love of an opera aria. * The daughter of a grieving widow takes her mother on a vacation cruise -- and both women unexpectedly find romance on board. Beyond True Stories, by Sandra Heyer, continues and expands the True Stories tradition with eight thematic units, each based on a real-life, human-interest story. Each unit opens with A True Story in the News, followed by readings and activities that explore the theme in the story. Beyond True Stories is a book students won't want to put down. Features * Reading strategies and vocabulary-building activities (including activities that target the Academic Word List) prepare students for academic work. * A variety of texts -- including first-person accounts, expository pieces, graphs, charts, and maps -- provide practice with different kinds of reading. * Thought-provoking discussion and writing prompts encourage personal expression and complete the reading process.
* The book is also available with recordings of the stories on CD. The True Stories series includes: True Stories Behind the Songs More True Stories Behind the Songs Very Easy True Stories All New Very Easy True Stories Easy True Stories, Second Edition All New Easy True Stories True Stories in the News, Third Edition More True Stories, Third Edition Even More True Stories, Third Edition Beyond True Stories