This is the first half of a 2-part series involving characters and how they help to understand a book. Some of the lessons are used with the guidance of Reader's Workshop, but it is not 100% to script. There are plenty of lessons and worksheets designed along with common core and the new shifts (including staircase of complexity and academic vocabulary). The second part is for a fee, but if you like the first file, the second one brings it all together. If you are not using Henry and Mudge as your topic, each lesson is still relevant, just simply switch the character name.