A home run from Teachers Guide and Teacher's Guide! Designed to span the entire school year, this project engages students in reading of both fiction and nonfiction texts, critical thinking, scholarly writing, creative projects, oral presentations, and long range planning. Students are given much choice and freedom within a very concrete structure. This is a most effective method to teach MLA style thesis driven essays rooted in the analysis of literature. It also demands public speaking and fosters a class wide discussion of various texts. It has been carefully crafted and has evolved over two decades of teaching.