This is a study guide and journal assignment that I created to accompany my students' study of the novel Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. I used many of these study questions in conjunction with my literature circles assignment, also on Teachers Pay Teachers. Since this was a short novel, the students really enjoyed using the literature circle activity sheets to guide their study. This assignment could also be adapted as a traditional study guide with questions for the students to answer and vocabulary to study. As always, I post as editable documents so you can adapt for your own classes!