Use this guide to follow the enchanting story of a girl who discovers an immortal family, struggling to keep the secret behind their immortality from the rest of the world. This literary instructional guide teaches children how to better analyze and comprehend this story and similar complex literature. Engaging and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities support the Common Core State Standards and incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough, thoughtful readers. These activities and lessons work in conjunction with the literary text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in various ways. Readers will practice close reading, improve text-based vocabulary, and determine meaning through text-dependent questions.