Books about survival are popular, and for good reasons. Not only are they exciting to read, they can also inspire people. The same things that help characters when they are desperate can help people in day-to-day life. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader analyzes some of the most popular survival books, and the traits that make them so popular. This high-interest title includes detailed photos and sidebars, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as a table of contents, glossary, and an index to increase understanding and improve academic vocabulary. The Reader's Guide and Try It! sections prompt students to connect back to the text, and provide extensive language-development activities that will develop critical thinking. Aligned with state and national standards, this text prepares students for college and career. Keep grade 4 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.