On the morning of April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake struck San Francisco. This book gives students a sense of what life was like on that fateful day, and details the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake and fires that changed San Francisco forever. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and featuring TIME content, this text builds literacy skills as students are engaged in reading content. The intriguing sidebars, fascinating images, and detailed Reader's Guide prompt students to connect back to the text. The Think Link and Dig Deeper sections increase understanding and develop students' higher-order thinking skills. It includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex and rigorous content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness. The Check It Out! section includes suggested books, videos, and websites for further reading.