Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a fabulous book upon which to build a projects based classroom - even if you are using the Engage NY modules! I use a chapter a week to weave in New York history, Science, Math strategies, and additional close reading passages. You will find more than enough material in this PowerPoint to keep your class engaged! My class particularly enjoys the visual vocabulary and the youtube links that augment the chapter.
(I wrote the unit that accompanies this PowerPoint as my cumulative project for my curriculum class for my Master's Degree at SUNY Potsdam. I got an A!)