I have used We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente as a small group novel study. Therefore, I have read and created Common Core aligned comprehension questions for each chapter-- with varying DOK's. There is an average of 3 questions per chapter. However, most of these questions require multiple sentence answers.
Format of my novel studies:
Each day 30 minutes is spent on reading intervention. Therefore each day's actives are 30 minutes.
My students are arranged by ability level.
Monday: Each student reads a chapter silently. They must choose 3 unknown words to lookup in the dictionary and define them.
Tuesday: Groups read one chapter aloud. After a whole page is read, 3 people must summarize the page. Then, they move on to the next page.
Wednesday: Students answer the questions independently.
Thursday: Students go over their answers and have a discussion.
Friday: Students re- read the chapter aloud practicing fluency, pausing, etc.
Grade 3 standards:
RI1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI3. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
RI4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area. (See grade 3 Language standards 4–6 for additional expectations.) CA
RI7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
RI 8. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/ third in a sequence).
W 1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Grade 4 Standards
RI1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI3. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area. (See grade 4 Language standards 4–6 for additional expectations.) CA
RI 5. Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
RI7. Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
RI 8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
W1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.