In this 20 page reading plan for the historical fiction novel "The Fighting Ground" by Avi, you will find everything you need to begin your guided reading group or novel study. Your first lesson begins with a before reading anticipation guide on two of the novel's themes. After previewing & predicting, your students will learn how to use sticky notes & summary sheets to help them understand the novel. The guide includes concise summaries of student readings, target vocabulary to practice using strategies, and the following supplements: Characterization Chart, Vocabulary Strategies Chart, Story Map, Historical Timeline Chart, map of Trenton and 13 colonies, "Let's Debate" worksheet, Summary Bookmarks, Logograph worksheet, and Plot Map. All you need to begin are copies of the novel and some sticky notes. Also includes a "looking closer" section to help struggling readers.