This is a 5 day set of lesson plans focused on the story Slower Than the Rest from Every Living Thing by: Cynthia Rylant. The lesson plans are broken down by the day and a focus for each day. Each day the students are actively engaged with the text. You work on vocabulary, fluency, the three cueing systems, phonics, and comprehension and writing. The lessons are detailed enough that you could use them as written or you can tailor them to meet the needs of your individual students.