Literature unit for I Survived... the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980, one of the "I Survived..." series by Lauren Tarshis. This is the first book in the series to feature a girl as the main character. Daily responses include the comprehension strategies of prediction, characters' feelings, inference, summary, and sequencing. Skills such as cause & effect, figurative language, problem/solution, point of view, theme and plot are included as well as extensive vocabulary. Fact versus fiction is discussed in this Historical Fiction series. Engaging and informative series - my students LOVE them!