I used this guide to teach House of the Scorpion as a read aloud, but you could easily use it for guided reading groups instead. Target audience for this guide was 8th grade but it could be used with 6th-10th graders.
Character traits, character motives, inferences, comprehension, making predictions, main idea (especially using chapter titles), theme, and author's message are focus skills.
I hope you enjoy this guide--please let me know what you think! I have uploaded this product as a word document so you can easily modify it to fit your needs.