This is a Common Core-aligned, guided reading packet to go with the novel All the Broken Pieces by Ann E Burg. This packet stretches the entire novel, providing text-dependent comprehension questions, as well as addressing inferencing, analysis of passages, and figurative language. The packet is baseball themed, and includes pre-reading activities, a reading schedule organizer, and an end-of-book writing assignment, too.
My middle school boys love this story, and it is a great exposure for them to an alternative novel format: the verse novel! It is also a great companion to a study of the Vietnam War, but also stands alone quite nicely. I hope you will be able to enjoy it with your students using this packet, as much as I do. Happy teaching!