Use this guide to introduce students to this award-winning story and encourage them to analyze Will's journey to defeat the dark. This instructional guide for literature is the perfect tool to aid students in analyzing and comprehending this sensational story. Challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities were written to support this story and incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions and more. Book is designed for children in fourth-grade through eighth-grade.