This is a thorough Common Core aligned overview of The Big Bad Detective Agency by Bruce Hale. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. Most chapters are further broken down into several sections to make reading the text easier for your kids. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students.
*Identify major plot elements
*Explain cause and effect relationships
*Determine central ideas and details
*Identify conflict and resolution