In this 43 page lesson bundle for the realistic fiction novel "The Great Gilly Hopkins" by Katherine Paterson you will find everything you need to lead your students to closer reading and understanding. The common core is evidenced throughout and includes: figurative language, story elements, theme, writing prompts, characterization, author's craft, vocabulary strategies, reading strategies and detailed answer keys as well as reading summaries. All you need are copies of the novel and sticky notes. You can use this packet with a small group or your entire class. The lessons could also be used as substitute plans.