This 35 page seven lesson novel study will help you to guide your students to closer reading and deeper understanding of the novel-legend "Call It Courage" by Armstrong Sperry. Not only will this fast paced adventure novel grab your students' attention, but the activities presented here will enable them to construct thoughtful responses to open ended questions. Included are activities to foster understanding of vocabulary, figurative language, question types, making inferences based on making connections, using text evidence and theme. This unit can be used as a stand alone or in conjunction with your unit on legends or the Polynesian culture. A nonfiction connection is also included.