Fiction in Action: Spellbound

This is just a quick note to share this great reading comprehension textbook  Fiction in Action: Spellbound . I love the idea of using genre fiction to get students interested in learning. I have ABAX Publishing’s brillant textbook by Adam Gray and Marcos Benevides that uses mystery writing (I’m a bit of a fan of mysteries, if you hadn’t noticed from this blog!)

The mystery stories really suck the students in. And mysteries are a great way to teach reading for detail, evaluating information, synthesizing information from different sources, and other critical reading skills. Longer mystery stories are also great examples of universal literary devices such as foreshadowing, twists, misdirection, conflict, building tension, and catharsis.

This one goes on the list of books I wish I had written!

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