North American short stories enhance students´ reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. Discovering Fiction, Second Edition, An Introduction Student´s Book presents stories with universal appeal to engage students and make them think. Among the authors included are Sinclair Lewis, Kate Chopin, Mark Twain, and Morley Callaghan. Extensive pre-reading activities capture students´ interest. Post-reading activities check their comprehension, increase their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and provide thought-provoking discussion and writing assignments. Literary term explanations and tasks enhance students´ appreciation of literature. In addition, WebQuests take students beyond the reading to expand their knowledge of the topic while building Internet reading skills.