If you would like to see examples of what my lesson plans look like, you can download my lesson plans for the first day of reading for free from my store.
My lesson plans use structured activities to help kids understand main ideas of books as well as deeper ideas. My students consistently tell me that they feel like our discussions and activities really help them understand the book well. I wrote my lesson plans so that even if you are teaching the book for the first time, you can pick them up and teach an in-depth lesson right away, with detailed explanations of background information and deeper meanings.
I refer to page numbers frequently: these are page number from the Del Rey/ Ballantine/Random House edition, which is the only school binding edition that I am aware of. I do include quotes when I provide page numbers so that you can find the page in a different edition, but you may have to look around to find pages if you have a different edition.
20 pages lesson plans plus essay topics, numerous handouts and powerpoints