Wolf Rider Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Increase your students' comprehension of the novel 'Wolf Rider' by Avi with this lesson plan. Students will read our text lesson, which will help them to summarize the book content before engaging in discussions and analysis.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize and analyze plot of Wolf Rider by Avi
  • identify and discuss theme in Wolf Rider


1 - 1.5 hours


  • Copies of the lesson Wolf Rider Book Summary, one for each student
  • Copies of the novel Wolf Rider by Avi, one for each student
  • Plot diagram, one for each partner group
  • Copies of the quiz for Wolf Rider, one for each student

Key Vocabulary

  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Young adult
  • Young adult author
  • Crying wolf

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.9

Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

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