Students start this project by reading one of 3 novels. I usually have my new kids read Ender's game and my older kids read Ender's shadow. If any of them have read these two novels already I have them read Shadow of the Hedgemon.
These novels follow the lives of gifted students and is set in the future. They are sent to a special school in outer space called "battle school", where they learn to become military leaders in the hope that they will give humanity the advantage in a battle against an extraterrestrial species that has attacked us before.
Document includes take home letter to parents that includes ideas for borrowing a free copy of the book, for getting a used copy of the book and for getting a full priced copy of the book. I also allow students to use e-readers if they have those devices.
The file you'll download also includes 6 quizzes for each book (18 total quizzes) and a culminating project once students have finished reading. A quick reference guide to using Windows Movie Maker is also included.