This literary unit on a very popular middle grade novel will wow you as well as your students. It consists of 12 pages of activities based on the novel IN THE YEAR OF THE BOAR AND JACKIE ROBINSON. The unit includes a summary for the teacher, vocabulary, an anticipation guide, and several writing activities. There are journal topics for the chapters as well as poetry writing and writing assignments in all four types of writing. Skills include idioms and setting activities. There is a preview if you'd like to take a look.