Desperate and poor, stowaways risk their lives in an attempt to secure freedom or a higher standard of living. Some succeed; others suffer tragedy and heartbreak. Learn the fate of a famous explorer, a runaway slave, a teenager who hid in the wheel well of an airplane, and a man who shipped himself from New York to Texas. If your students liked the ‘Disasters’ series, they’re going to love the new ‘Astonishing headlines’ series. Designed specifically to appeal to reluctant readers, these 64-page softcover books present self-contained chapters, each a fascinating true-life ‘headline’ story. A topical book review, glossary and index accompany each title. Additionally, a comprehensive teachers guide provides answers, a suggested lesson format and ten reproducible activity pages to support each nonfiction title, focusing on giving lower-level readers the tools to construct, extend and examine the meaning of text. Also available as an e-book on www.pandabooks.jp
Eric Embacher is a published author of children's books. Published credits of Eric Embacher include Will Smith: The Funky, Funny, and Confident Fresh Prince (High Five Reading).
Word Count 5000-6000/Lexile Level HL780L/TOEIC 250-390/Eiken 3-2