This product can be used as a companion to the story Thank you, Mr. Falker, written by Patricia Polacco. The first component is critical thinking comprehension questions using skills such as characterization, compare/contrast, context clues, finding text evidence, point of view, and theme. The second component is an activity used to teach cause and effect. There are also 2 activities for characterization: one for character change, and one for character analysis. This product will enhance instruction of important reading skills using a well-loved book!