This is a close reading guide to the book Rules by Cynthia Lord. It is a beautiful book in which sweet, kind, 12-year-old Catherine helps her autistic brother, David navigate the world with rules she creates for him.
As close reading is such an important part of the Common Core, students need to be taught to be analytic as they read texts. This unit includes close reading sections, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary, a chapter-by-chapter summary, and discussion questions (for each chapter). I have used this unit with gifted grade three all the way through grade 7. I have used this unit in special education as well as regular education classrooms, and it has been successful across the board. It includes everything you need!
Don't forget to check out my other Cynthia Lord close reading novel studies:
Half a Chance