Zane and the Hurricane is the story of a boy and his dog that must survive in New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina moves ashore and changes their lives for ever. The product is a teacher's guide for a novel study or interactive read aloud of Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick. The guide includes connections to ELA and social studies standards of the Common Core (Iowa Core used for social studies). It also includes a book overview, non-fiction resource connections, chapter-by-chapter summary, Tier II & III vocabulary, and important story development elements to notice for each chapter. The guide also includes a teacher-made book commercial for use in promoting the novel.