Mystery of the Plumed Serpent, by Barbara Brenner, is an engaging mystery novel for young readers. This packet includes comprehensive vocabulary terms as well as thought provoking questions based on the text. Students will have to apply their knowledge of various reading skills (context clues, theme, cause and effect, character's motives, figurative language, perspective, point of view, making inferences, etc.) in order to correctly answer comprehension question. The questions are based on PA state standards for English/Language Arts. The packet includes an answer key. The rubric is free to download.