Students begin each lesson with a fun and entertaining story. Each story introduces 15 new vocabulary words which are the basis for the week's lesson. There are 24 delightfully engaging story/lessons in all. Each captivating story uses a clever twist to further engage the student. The endearing art of Ben Hatke increases the impact of the stories and helps capture the student's attention. Crossword puzzles, a popular and rewarding way to recall the words students have learned, are part of each week's lesson. Full color. Answer key in book. Copyright 2012. Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches. Soft cover. 106 pp.