This complete novel unit complies with Common Core Standards. The novel is divided into sections with worksheets and writing assignments for every section. The unit includes brainstorming sheets, expository writing (cause/effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution, news report, personal experience), creative writing, research projects, and more. Graphic organizers are included for writing assignments and research projects. A list of vocabulary words is included. Related nonfiction articles are also included in this unit.