Created by Sandra Heyer, author of the best-selling True Stories series, each story serves as the centerpiece of a unit that develops listening and speaking skills through:Pre-listening exercises that introduce the story's content and vocabulary. Drawings that illustrate the story in comic-strip style. A variety of comprehension exercises. Engaging writing exercises, including dictation. Spin-off discussion activities that involve students in the story's topic.The book includes an audio CD.