1. Read chapters 1-2 of the novel- either assign or read in class.
2. Distribute suitcase graphic organizer and instruct students to use as a during reading activity to aid in keeping up with the characters the protagonist "meets" and the lessons he learns from each one.
3. Each day as the students are reading chapter 3 and following, place teacher copy of suitcase graphic organizer on the document projector to guide students in citing the textual evidence (ex. page numbers where answers are found). The teacher should allow time each day for students to turn and talk for some of the questions. Teacher should also allow time for group pairing for reading some of the chapters and answering the questions.
4. This lesson could extend through the entire reading of the novel and be used as a guide for a close reading.