Teach your students what gives their independent reading novels enduring power! This student packet complements the engageny module on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, but can also be used separately. The packet includes goal setting sheets, a reading record, make your own glossary pages, weekly exit tickets that can be removed and handed in to track students' comprehension, and a cumulative project. The book project at the end of the four week study gives students the choice of publishing a book review, giving a book talk, or making a poster to share with the class. Weekly exit tickets ask students to examine the ways that content, language and imagery, and theme give stories enduring power.