Disasters are inherently frightening, riveting, and involving. Grabbed straight from the headlines, these disasters leave tragedy, destruction, and years of anguish: 1977 Tenerife, 1972 Chile, 1982 The Potomac River, Shot Down, Terrorism, Captain Sully Sullenberger, and more. This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with reluctant readers in mind, these riveting 64-page softcover books offer short chapters on significant disasters. Each chapter is its own mini book, which includes a time line, key terms and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep the pages turning. A bibliography encourages further topical reading,. The series is also supported by a comprehensive teacher resource providing answers, a suggested lesson format and ten reproducible activity pages to support each nonfiction title, which focus on giving lower-level readers the tools to construct, extend and examine the meaning of text.