This is a set of questions written in the common core style with space for including text evidence for all answers. The questions move in order chronologically with the book, thus making it a good activity to go with guided reading. The questions include vocabulary in context as well as a focus on figurative language the author uses in the story. The culminating task of the questions focuses on analyzing how the narrator uses particular elements of storytelling such as imagery, simile, metaphor, personification, and irony in shaping the tone of this memoir. **The culminating task is designed to be accessible to students- if they answered all of the questions leading up to the final task, they should be able to use their quotes and answers to create an essay answering the prompt.