This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms with this resource.