Take a new approach to your novel study of the classic Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver with this 39 page guided reading novel study. Whether you are leading a whole class or providing substitute lessons, you will find complete and detailed activities to improve your students’ reading comprehension skills. The study begins with a discussion of stereotypes and the ‘War on Poverty’ and ends with an analysis of theme. Although this novel may be dated, it contains relevant issues of today including the effects of poverty, charity, pride and education. Included in the detailed lessons are reading strategy techniques, concise chapter summaries, writing prompts, answer keys, story map & arc, strategy posters and rubrics. The language arts common core is emphasized throughout.