"Adventures in Reading" combines adventure based readings with a picture-dictionary approach to build vocabulary and develop critical reading and test-taking skills for academic success. Each book in the "Adventures in Reading" series contains 16 six-page chapters that develop reading comprehension and vocabulary building skills around high-interest reading passages. A Scope and Sequence section at the front of each book outlines the array of the skills covered. A Skills Index at the back of each book shows teachers where each skill is introduced and recycled. Passages in the beginning level student book run 250-350 words in length, and passages in the intermediate level student book run 400-500 words in length.