4 day short story literature mini-unit based on "By the Waters of Babylon" by Stephen Vincent Benet. This mini-unit focuses on developing students' understanding around tone and mood, as well as practicing their understanding of inferences. Tools and skill development include use of double-entry diaries, word webs, and graphic organizers. Also included is a quiz-est (short test) with 2 sample AP-style passages and a response-to-literature essay. All daily lessons include both daily work paper AND daily powerpoint and include before, during, and after reading activities.