I created this after I had been moved to different grades each year and was burnt out on making new lesson plans for grade level novels. These activities can be modified, or made more or less difficult. I have used them in 10th, 7th, and 8th grades. In all there are 19 assignments that cover characters, vocabulary, setting, plot, and an oral presentation about theme. Can be used before, during and after reading. Should last take 2-4 weeks depending on class length. Never fret about a new reading list or new required reading again! ALIGNED WITH COMMON CORE!