We used The Cay by Theodore Taylor for our on level 5th grade readers. It is a wonderful story about a boy learning about the value of all people while shipwrecked on an island. We paired this novel with Ouch! by Joe Rhatigan, an entertaining medical book for kids. We have also used this book with high reading 4th graders and low-level 6th graders. The CCSS noted in this activity guide are for 5th grade. Please download our FREE introduction to Book Study Buddies for more information on this project.