You are about the finish Banner in the Sky or have just finished the book with your middle school-age class. What now? Of course there is the traditional "written final exam" drudgery, but instead how about a differentiated creative project that students choose and that inspires each to go further in their own way?
I have concluded my teaching unit on Banner in the Sky by giving this list of 14 project ideas for many years. There are several artistic projects, written projects, research projects, and miscellaneous ideas. Students may even use this list to come up with their own ideas. Give them time in class and the list and watch them go to work.