We drew snippets from a lot of different texts in this lesson. Here are the main ones:
Burning for Revenge is the 5th book in John Marsden's Tomorrow series, about 5 friends who return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their town has been occupied by an invading army.
R.J. Palacio's Wonder follows the school life of a boy, Auggie, who has an extraordinary facial difference, and is attending a mainstream school for the first time in grade 5.
Koyasan is the story of a girl who must face her deepest fears and venture into the world of malicious spirits in order to save her baby sister.
Treasure Island is a classic adventure story of pirates, treasure, mutiny and general swashbuckling.