Bananas – Comprehension-based™ Reader
by Carrie Toth
Unique Word Count: 275
Written in Past Tense
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After divorcing, Mario’s mother must uproot the family to find work. Mario struggles with the thought of moving, until he experiences the benefits of his mother’s new job at a fruit company. His new life includes an almost unlimited supply of bananas and a series of new adventures. However, Mario develops a great distaste for bananas once he sees the REAL harvest of the banana plantations.
This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Bananas’, strategically weaves high-frequency language structures into a compelling story. Even upper level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to fully acquire them; that’s why Fluency Matters’ intermediate readers maintain a high frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels. Nevertheless, we encourage readers NOT to focus on language structures or the advanced grammatical features embedded in this story. Rather, focus on enjoying the story itself! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire Spanish without even realizing it! We hope you enjoy reading your way to FLUENCY!
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