I designed this literature unit for small-group instruction with my advanced 2nd grade readers. It includes an About the Author page, a Book Walk, and common core aligned questions for each of the ten chapters. Types of questions include text-to-self, prediction, text-dependent questions, characterization, compare/contrast, vocabulary application, etc.
While created with 2nd grade standards in mind, this unit could easily be adapted for 3rd grade reading use.
About the Book
Title: Annie Pitts, Burger Kid
Author: Diane deGroat
Reading Level: N
Book Description: Nine-year-old Annie Pitts is crazy about hamburgers - almost as crazy as she is about acting. Winning the Burger Barn contest could be her ticket to stardom! At least it would impress her snooty cousin Mercedes and her pesky classmate Matthew. Annie can't wait for the auditions - but first, she has to make it through her family's Thanksgiving dinner with both Mercedes and Matthew at the table!