Fiction in Action: Whodunit is something not seen before, a textbook designed to act as a bridge to extensive reading. Over 12 units encompassing two original six-chapter stories, the book introduces students to the hows and the pleasures of reading accessible fiction in English. Fiction in Action focuses on extended and connected passages in one genre - in this case, the detective story - familiarizing students with the language, style and literary conventions associated with this form of story. A special feature of the text is tasks that are not merely supportive of but intrinsic to the stories. By completing the tasks, students uncover more clues and are drawn further into the mystery.
Having successfully closed the cases in these stories, students can go on to read any other appropriately leveled readers on their own.