This guide includes character analysis, compare and contrast, applying prior knowledge, determining meaning of words and phrases in context, figurative language, visualizing, making predictions, asking questions, summarizing, cause and effect, making connections, theme, point of view, and plot line. There are also 11 extension project ideas included along with a rubric.
The best thing about this guide is that it can be used with any novel. You don't need to have 100 different guides for all of your Guided Reading groups.
It is an excellent resource to help students dig deeper into literature. Each portion of this guide is based strictly on the Common Core Standards (it hits all standards for Reading Literature and more). Teachers can use this guide for class, small-group, or individual instruction. Any piece could be amended or deleted to better suit the needs of the class. Though this guide was made specifically for 5th grade, it could also be used for other grades, and meets their standards as well.