The seventh grade students in Ms. Borth’s class, at St. John the Baptist School, recently completed the module released by engageNY called, “Journeys and Survival” in ELA. Throughout the module they read the anchor text, A Long Walk to Water. This book discussed the hardships that Southern Sudanese people face in their everyday lives. The students were able to sympathize with the situation in Sudan through the accounts of the two main characters in the book. They learned, as they progressed through the text, that one of the characters is a real person.