Ride along on an exciting adventure with Elmer as he attempts to rescue a baby dragon held captive on a mysterious land. Young readers will learn to think on their feet as they travel with Elmer. This instructional guide for literature is the perfect tool to aid students in analyzing and comprehending this engaging story. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities were written to support this well-known 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 much more.