In this unit students will read the novel "Inside Out and Back Again." They will also read the companion text, "Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices." Students will be comparing nonfiction texts analyzing multiple points of view, and discussing theme through the historical fiction novel. Students will learn to research and find the main ideas and details in the text. They will also read a variety of nonfiction in which they will learn to analyze how the text is structured. Students will continue to practice constructed writing responses using R.A.C.E as well as writing longer expository essays.