This is a Reading Guide created for the SHORT STORY Flowers for Algernon that is present in many textbooks for grades 7/8/9. I dislike the textbook materials because they are usually all multiple choice questions or questions that do not require students to think critically. This Reading Guide ask students to delve into the text and the implications it has on real life. It asks them to self-select vocabulary for differentiation, explore intelligence (and take an online IQ test), self-select and respond to meaningful passages they have selected from the text (Double Entry Diaries), answer questions at higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and respond in regards to literary terms such as climax, theme, etc.
For more information on how to have students respond to Double Entry Diaries, I recommend the book Notice and Note by Beers and Probst... but is is not necessary in order to ask students to complete the activities.
A rubric is not included.