This is a comprehensive book group packet based on the novel Rules, by Cynthia Lord. It features guiding questions for students to complete either independently or with teacher support and discuss during guided reading lessons.
This novel unit integrates technology for some of the questions, which the students really enjoy, but if you don't have access to computers you can easily adjust those questions. I always have the kids complete a web quest about autism I found online as well. There's a worksheet that I created to go along with the webquest at the end of the packet.
The novel unit has 5 sections, and I generally have the kids complete one section a week, so the unit can be completed in 5 weeks.
Questions cover a variety of topics, such as theme, figurative language, point of view, vocabulary building, and much much more. It mixes questions that vary in levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and ask students to really think about their reading.
The beauty of this packet is that as a soft copy you will be able to adjust for different levels and add to or take away from the packet as much as you'd like. Some questions might have to be adjusted to make the page numbers fit the specific books you are using.
This is a fabulous and engaging book that would work well as a 4th or 5th grade, or remedial 6th, 7th, or 8th grade novel unit.