Set during World War II in the Caribbean Sea, The Cay is a powerful book about survival and prejudice. Phillip, the young white boy in the story, mistreats Timothy, the black man with whom he is stranded on an island. A one-of-a-kind guide to running literature circles that work! Includes questions and writing prompts that motivate students to think and respond thoughtfully. As students dive into lively discussions, they learn to identify themes, analyze vocabulary, recognize the author's craft, and respond meaningfully to the text - all of which meet state and national Language Arts standards!