Your students will enjoy this fast paced, humorous look at living with ADHD and trying to manage relationships with your divorced parents. "Joey Pigza Loses Control" by Jack Gantos is the perfect vehicle to guide your students in reading wide awake. They'll hone skills in developing ideas about characters, asking and answering think about questions and thinking deeply about pertinent issues. This 53 page novel study plan includes teaching posters, chapter graphic organizer, story map, character study sheet, writing prompts, vocabulary checks, theme organizer, reading response checklists, exploring symbols worksheet as well as detailed lesson plans, chapter by chapter summaries and answer keys. The last lesson provides an outline for having your students write an informational piece but also includes other writing-reading connection ideas.
There are eight lessons:
Introducing the Novel, Gearing up for reading & Noting Your Thinking
Summarizing with Big Ideas
Asking Questions to Understand Characterization
Connecting to the Story by Thinking more Deeply
Seeing the story
Mapping out the story
Extending reading through writing
Although Common Core standards are emphasized throughout, this product was written for the busy teacher who needs versatile teaching material given the ever changing nature of who and what they teach. There's much to choose from and many ways it could be used. Detailed enough for your substitute teacher or pull out group.