In this 15 page guided reading plan for the mystery novel "The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn" by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, you'll find everything you need to begin your guided reading group. This plan includes directions for group discussions, concise summaries of student reading assignments, and sheets to record story elements. Students will learn how to formulate questions while reading and how to use strategies to figure out unknown vocabulary. In addition to guiding students in their understanding of plot elements, you will also be helping students identify characterization and author's craft. All you need are copies of the novel and some sticky notes for students to tab the novel for specific details. The first lesson suggests a way to build background knowledge about historical Japan & Japanese customs by using non fiction selections from the media center.