The Case of the Electrified Envoy is the contest winning story sponsored by the Publisher of the Private Investigators Club series. If you have read the introductions to the other stories in the series, you will appreciate the fact that the story was a last minute entry by the Publisher himself. The story starts with Bobby urging the young detectives to be more professional. To that end, he wants everyone to suggest someone who they can follow as though he were a suspect. They choose an older man who has just moved to Brockville. Dick acts as scout and reports when the man leaves his apartment. Mary scoots over to the supermarket to observe him. Before long all four of the young detectives have the suspect under control. The situation rapidly deteriorates when the suspectas landlady blows their cover. They all congregate in the suspectas apartment and he tells them what he is doing in Brockville. The discussion gets pretty technical and before long Bobby heads home as he cannot understand it. The others listen to the tale of the unlikely research the Professor is planning. He sets up a demonstration of a portal to another world. Mary walks through the portal and promptly disappears. Tommy and Dick are concerned and call the police. Even the Professor is amazed. The story continues with many twists and turns but luckily for those who want to read the next book in the series, all the detectives survive, we believe. The stories in the Private Investigators Club series are areadersa for students of age eight or older. People of any age who are learning English as a Second Language may find them entertaining. This story discusses concepts that may be difficult for an eight year old to understand. The story consists of nine chapters, each of which is followed by a list of qnew wordsq, i.e. words that have not appeared in the story previously and are not on a list of words that a Grade 5 student would likely know. As well, there is a lesson plan associated with each chapter. Each lesson plan has topics for discussion, questions that can be answered by searching the Internet, and questions that can explore whether or not the story is understood. Answers are provided so that a student learning English without the aid of a teacher can compare their answers to those in the book. In addition to educational objectives, the stories are easy to read and contain the occasional joke or humorous situation.People of any age who are learning English as a Second Language may find them entertaining. This story discusses concepts that may be difficult for an eight year old to understand.
|Title||:||The Case of the Electrified Envoy|
|Publisher||:||Your ESL Story Publishers Ltd. - 2013-04-18|