I love historical fiction and Lauren Tarshis makes a great storyline. The I Survived series is a historical fiction that students enjoy reading for many reasons. The number 1 comment I get is that they can't believe it happened! This resource covers chapters 1 and 2 in narrative elements, close reading, figurative language, and many more ELA elements.
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 is a historical fiction set in Matawaw Creek in New Jersey. This novel companion has parts that are objective and a great conversation starter for students. I loved putting the students in small groups and walking around to hear their conversation. They love talking about real-life events and giving their own ideas on the heroes survive or how they 'would do it'. This is a digital download for chapters 1 & 2 of I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis. The resource covers close reading, figurative language, reflection, parts of speech and comprehension. Teaching with this series is very engaging for students and teachers!