Literature unit for I Survived... the Japanese Tsunami, 2011, one of the "I Survived..." series by Lauren Tarshis. 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!