When the Ground Shook
San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
From the Set Behind the Curtain
The events surrounding the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a fireman fighting the fires, a girl whose home is destroyed, and a resident of Chinatown as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|Publisher||45th Parallel Press|
|Format||Reinforced book, Paperback, Hosted ebook|
|ISBN||9781534159402, 9781534161702, 9781534162853|
|Copyright||2020, 2020, 2020|
|Number of Pages||32, 32, 32|
|Dimensions||7 x 9, 7 x 9, 7 x 9|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
School Library Journal - When the Ground Shook: San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Gr 4-8–Readers learn about specific people and events from U.S. history through two styles: a straight narrative and a fictionalized, reader’s theater exchange. A historical summary of events and a list of characters open this series. The characters, who are based on real people, interact using fictionalized dialogue in two sections labeled Acts I and II. Repeated sidebars introduce individual and governmental shortcomings related to the highlighted subject. Critical thinking activities and recommended books, specific to each title, are in the back matter. There is no bibliography. The color and black-and-white photographs are credited but not captioned, which thwarts further learning.
Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was born in the luckiest of all years, the Year of the Dragon. She’s an author, university professor, curriculum designer, and former elementary school teacher. She was inspired to write this story after doing author visits. Her young audiences wanted to know more about Chinese New Year! She lives in San Diego with one well-trained husband and two very naughty dogs.
- Historical Background
- Cast of Characters
- Act 1
- Act 2
- Event Timeline
- Consider This!
- Learn More
- About the Author