In this 14 page guided reading plan for the mystery novel "Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief" by Wendelin Van Draanen, you'll find everything you need to begin your guided reading group. This is the first book of the Sammy Keyes series. This plan includes directions for group discussions, concise summaries of student reading assignments, and sheets to record story elements. Students will learn how to use strategies to figure out unknown vocabulary words, as well as how to formulate questions while reading. In addition to guiding students in their understanding of plot elements, you will also be helping students identify characterization and author's craft. All you need are copies of the novel and some sticky notes.