I've just posted a another story in my Strange News series on http://www.eslreading.org/index.html. This one is about a man who flew from his back garden in a camping chair - yes, it did really happen. It's accompanied by a video and some activities and http://www.eslreading.org/strange/strange/lawnchairlarry.html.
One word of warning for classroom use - the intrepid 'Lawn Chair Larry' achieved a modest fame but later ended his own life. I wasn't quite sure how to deal with this tragic event and had a similar problem with my Lightning Strikes piece: (http://www.eslreading.org/funfacts/strange/lightning.html). To ignore it (as I did with LS) seems disrespectful but so does a casual mention at the end. Advice welcomed.
I've also finished re-editing Raining Cows, which now has an accompanying video news clip. I've switched to present tense narration for greater immediacy and ease of comprehension.
Finally, the Mary Celeste section is proving very popular http://www.eslreading.org/ghost/ghost/maryceleste.html. I've tidied it up a bit, added a video and improved the navigation.
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