This study guide was designed to support students with learning differences or language deficits through Sid Fleischman's wonderful story, By The Great Horn Spoon! It is an adventurous tale about a boy and his faithful butler and their trek to San Francisco via a steamboat around Cape Horn from Boston in search of their fortune during the 1849 Gold Rush. Chapter by chapter vocabulary instruction is included, along with comprehension questions and writing prompts aligned to standards. Emphasis on figurative language and parts of speech is an integral part of the guide along with opportunity to research and write informational passages. With the support of this tool, group discussions and opportunities to reread the text, students will become part of the adventure and maybe even accept the little bit of a love story that Fleischman sneaks in! What a fun novel for all to read!