Fiction in Action is a two-book series designed to do something not seen before, act as a bridge to extensive reading. Over 12 units encompassing two original six-chapter stories, each book introduces students to the hows and the pleasures of reading accessible fiction in English. The books focus on extended and connected passages in one genre—for Whodunit, the detective story, and for Spellbound, the fantasy epic—familiarizing students with the language, style and literary conventions associated with this form of story. A special feature of the texts is tasks that are not merely supportive of but intrinsic to the stories. Having successfully completed these stories, students can go on to read any other appropriately leveled readers on their own.
At about 70% of the vocabulary level of Whodunit, Spellbound is for high-beginner through pre- intermediate level students. Follow the adventures of Corwin, an apprentice wizard and son of Ulwin, wizard of the realm. Bad times are coming and Corwin’s response could determine the fate of his world.