FORTUNATELY, THE MILK by Neil Gaiman is a must on the read aloud list for primary and early junior! This resource is based on an excellent teacher resource "Comprehension Connections" by Tanny McGregor but it is not necessary to have the book to use this novel study - though her book is filled with excellent lessons that would connect well with this unit and your literacy program in general. Also see my other resource, reading comprehension posters, that compliment this novel study.
This resource, both student workbook and teacher lesson plan booklet, includes:
Predicting before, during, and after the read
Metacognition: Text + Thinking = Real Reading
Schema: Connecting text to self, text, and world
Inferring: Background knowledge + Text = Inference
Questioning: Generate questions before, during, and after reading.
Determining Importance: What is meaningful in the text?
Visualizing: Creating mental images using all senses.
Synthesizing: Changing your thinking along the way.
Final thoughts students have about the book
Creative writing response to the book