This chapter by chapter study guide offers supports and strategies beneficial for all students, but in particular, those who struggle to access and comprehend grade level text. A theme of "No Excuses," is instilled, using Louis' disability as prime example of how one can maximize on strengths to support weaknesses and develop strategies to accomplish important goals in life. Before students begin reading The Trumpet of the Swan, they will learn informational facts about trumpeter swans. This background knowledge will help students have a deeper understanding while reading the text. Direct vocabulary with teacher reference is included. Reading response activities are CCSS aligned, supported by thinking map strategies. This student study and response guide will enable your students to fully comprehend this classic E.B. White story.