This file is a 35 page collection of lesson plans/student handouts with standards, learning intentions, success criteria, starter questions, essential questions, discussion questions, standards based tasks, and ideas for small group lessons and homework. The file also includes over a half dozen writing lessons using Night of the Spadefoot Toads as an anchor text. I have created about a half a dozen showme tutorials to correlate with these lessons. They are posted free of charge. They are designed for my students, but would be helpful to others. I have also included an assessment for the short story "The Big One" from a past issue of Storyworks. An extended response question is included for Night of the Spadefoot Toads and "Shells" which is a short story used in ReadyGEN.