In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Ramona is a typical eight-year-old, but growing up is not easy! For instance, a new fad begins at school where the children whack hard-boiled eggs on their heads before they eat them. Unluckily for Ramona, she accidentally ends up wearing raw egg on her head – this is not her favorite day! She also must deal with the challenges of being with a four-year-old after school, her older sister’s moods, her father quitting his job and studying full time, the family car breaking down, and her family’s financial troubles. By the end of this entertaining story, Ramona has come to terms with a few things and is just a little bit more mature. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.