Students will read Part II of Brandon's blog. The story is preceded by a guided reading lesson plan. The lessons are formatted using curriculum expectations and allow for before, during and after reading segments which assist with reading assessments. Independent practice pages incorporate reader's response and focus questions. A word study, Dolch sight word lists, word families list and anecdotal observations worksheet is also included. Meets Common Core Standards by supporting reasons with facts and details, using words and illustrations to show ideas, asking and answering questions, comparing and contrasting a topic or theme, describing the beginning, middle and ending of a story, reading and comprehending text, writing an opinion with supporting details, summarizing the text; identifying the theme and determining the meanings of unknown words.