With schools across the country pushing for more informational texts and nonfiction reading skills, this resource truly is the BOMB. With guided reading prompts, discussion questions for each chapter, engaging skill building activities, creative research projects, persuasive writing guides, and even additional nonfiction articles, you will easily fill 6-9 weeks with a variety of challenging but high-interest lessons. While each lesson and activity connects with the text, they are also very adaptable for a wide range of readers and interests. This book is ideal for both high-performing or reluctant readers as it is full of historic photographs, charts and letters as well as thorough research and a gripping narrative. I've taught BOMB for three years now and students often say it is the best book they've ever read in school!