"A Jar of Dreams" by Yoshiko Uchida is an often overlooked novel which addresses the issues of immigration, prejudice and the difficult balance between embracing a new culture and holding on to the old. In this 41 page novel study, you will find everything you need to guide students to deeper reading and reflected thinking that will improve not only their discussion skills but also their written responses. Emphasis is placed on formulating complete answers to open ended questions as well as engaged reading by noticing your thinking. Discussion points, comprehension checks, answers keys and chapter summaries are provided. Your students will be working on many language arts common core standards in a novel format.