This unit was made to go Patricia Polacco's book The Junkyard Wonders. Included are 18 pages of activities to challenges your students to think more deeply about the story. The unit was created with the 4th and 5th grade Common Core Standards in mind. Topics explored are theme, setting, character traits, visualizing, and many more. Writing assignments and a project idea are also included. The themes in this book would also be perfect to explore with a gifted class. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.