This packet is a student-ready guide to Sounder by William H. Armstrong. It is designed to be accompanied by a Socratic seminar discussion at different checkpoints throughout the reading. The guide includes thoughtful, open-ended questions for each of the 5 sections of the text and pre- and post-reading activities. It also requires students to evaluate the use of figurative language throughout the text and analyze the development of theme. In addition, students are required to identify and explain the Biblical allusions that are presented throughout the text. Finally, it includes a rubric for the "Sell Your Book" product that students are required to complete after they finish reading the text.