This lesson plan bundle includes three lessons that target two of the second grade Common Core Standards. Student discussion and higher-level thinking will be fostered through the use of a question matrix during Lesson Plan One. During Lesson Plan Two students will be introduced to the concept of cause and effect through a hands-on activity. This lesson plan includes cause and effect definition posters and two different cause and effect student-sheets that correlate directly with the story. One student-sheet has all the causes listed and students need to find the effects. The other has a mix of causes and effects listed. The third and final lesson plan helps students identify the theme of this story. Again there is a poster that defines theme. There is also a student response writing frame and a craft to go with this lesson.