Jonas lives in a supposedly utopian society, but he discovers that it is really a dystopia and plans to escape when he learns the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world. This instructional guide for literature will encourage early readers to explore the text in this story of hard work and ambition. The challenging activities and lessons in this guide work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in complex literature. Students can practice close reading, improve text-based vocabulary, and determine meaning through text-dependent questions. This guide is the perfect resource to support this well-known story and will add rigor to your students' exploration of rich, complex literature.