Use these questions to help guide group discussions and the short essays to encourage higher level thinking skills as students read the book, I Survived Hurricane Katrina. Students should read the chapter questions prior to reading the chapter so that they know what to look for while reading. This will also encourage a deeper understanding of the text. You may want to break students up into literature circle groups and assign each student a question, or answer all of the questions as a whole class. Have students work individually to answer the essay questions in a notebook to ensure that all students have an adequate comprehension of the text.