Comprehension-based™ Reader
Mario realizes that the banana plantation where his mother works has a sinister side when people start becoming seriously ill.

Level 3 and up / Novice High — Intermediate Low

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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.


  • Level 3 and up
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 275
  • Total word count: 6700
  • Page count: 72
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 400+ page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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