We are currently reviewing Figurative Language and Grammar skills before we begin reading the novel Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret.
This is a summary from the back of the book:
"When Jonathon and his family go camping on Magpie Island, they expect to have a fun, relaxing weekend.  But their fun quickly vanishes when a devastating earthquake hits, destroying their camper and leaving Jonathon, his sister, Abby, and their dog, Moose, alone on the island.  Without food, water, or shelter, and separated from their parents, can Jonathon and Abby keep calm and save themselves?"

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Have students keep a daily journal to practice their writing.  It does not have to be shared, but it is a great way to encourage writing and self-reflection.