Flat Stanley is a classic! Based upon the Common Core State Standards for both second and third grade, this novel study has a multitude of activities, questions, and thinking skills to help your students master reading comprehension skills. Each chapter explicitly teaches a thinking skill, such as inference, clarification, and/or synthesis, that is vital to mastering the CCSS. As well, each chapter comes with fill-in and multiple choice questions to teach your students to dig deeper. Included are activities that can be used for culminating assignments or to challenge your students as they read. This novel study is designed to copy and go! Enjoy!