With basketball season in full swing and March Madness on the minds of many of your students, why not use that to your advantage while also giving you something flexible and independent your students can be reading at home on snow days? :) This unit requires students to read novels that have been pre-selected by the teacher and then go head-to-head in an argument-writing and debate competition to be crowned the Champion of Books. This is in a word document so you can easily tailor it to your students' needs and could be useful for literature circles as well. I outlined how I ran this program in my classroom as an example.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas for improvement!!