The Ballad of Lucy Whipple is a great book to go along with Gold Rush teaching! Here you get a novel study guide with 1-3 questions per chapter to analyze characters, plot, theme, vocabulary and more. Questions require text evidence and critical thinking. You get a 12 page document for printing with room for students to hand write responses as they read. You also get a Google Slide version with interactive vocabulary links. If you use Google Apps for Education in your classroom, this is a great paperless option as you can assign the slide to each student to make their own copy, they can work on it and return it to you. This resource can be used for independent novel study, partner reading, small groups and whole class.