Here is how our study of this book will go.
read the story to the whole class with little discussion
reread pages 1-19 with the purpose of identifying the characters and setting
students will then draw/write who the main character is and what the setting is (collect papers)
reread pages 1-19 and identify the characters and setting
continue reading the rest of the story with the purpose of identifying the problem and solution.
give students their papers back from yesterday, on the back they will draw/write the problem and solution (collect papers again)
Students will get into groups based on the shape on their paper
while in groups they will discuss the main character/setting
then discuss the problem/solution