Are you tired of making endless work page copies which may keep your students busy but do little in developing higher level thinking skills? Are you looking for something different? This over fifty page theme based novel study for Sharon Creech's "Ruby Holler" is focused on helping your students develop ideas and support them with text evidence. Instead of pulling your students to an 'expected answer', your students will develop their own ideas, push them into gist statements, learn to support their statements with a variety of text evidence & generalize their statements into theme ideas. Each of the nine lessons is structured after the Reader's Workshop model. Chapter summaries and possible answers are included for your convenience as well as lots of small posters that can be used with other literature.