After reading either the novel or the abridged textbook version of "Flowers for Algernon," students will be highly engaged with this collaborative group project. Students act as network executives to create a pitch for a new television series based on the text. Throughout the project, teachers can assess a variety of standards such as comprehension, persuasive techniques, theme, and characterization. Administrators love this lesson plan for its differentiation, student interest and real-world connections! Rubric, self checklist, and peer evaluation included!