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.