The AOK Project can be paired with any literature that teaches a lesson about generosity or empathy for others.
The project consists of a project board for students that provides examples of acts of kindness. Upon completing of the AOKs, students write a reflection on the process of giving. An additional writing assignment of creating a poem that summarizes the acts could also be assigned.
This is a great project to assign around the winter holiday break, and it pairs well with "The Gift of the Magi" or "The Nightingale and the Rose," two stories about the power of sacrifice.