Follow the story of a young girl stranded for years on an island off the California coast. This instructional guide for literature features rigorous, engaging lessons and activities to aid in students' comprehension and analysis. These challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. Each lesson and activity work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions and more. Book is designed for children in fourth-grade through eighth-grade.