This is a complete UbD (Understanding by Design) unit created with my coteacher for a 7th grade classroom. It utilizes Chicken Soup for the Soul (Teens Talk Middle School) and various other short texts that can be obtained for free online. The unit is four weeks long, and culminates in several writing tasks. Included is a table of contents, corresponding standards, rubrics for final products, and modified rubrics for inclusive classrooms. Students are led through minilessons that help them create their own narrative "chicken soup-style" story, argumentative essays, and an informative piece on how to survive middle school. This was used as a final unit and students responded very well to the content. If you purchase this resource and have any questions or need further resources, please feel free to contact me and I'll send them along!