I created this Lord of the Flies unit for my Honors English 10 classes. The unit includes a calendar, various quizzes and keys, and a unit test with 50 objective questions — multiple choice and identification — and a 50 point impromptu essay, with several prompts for students to choose from. The unit also has a reading log that emphasizes symbols and characterization and a study guide with reading comprehension and discussion questions, as well as impromptu prompts, some featuring poems that might profitably be connected to the novel. I also include the questions I use to encourage students to think of the novel in terms of an archetypal quest myth. At the end of the unit are supplemental materials. In order to focus on textual analysis, I ask students to practice a strict essay structure so I include in the unit a handout on essay structure and expectations and an essay template to clarify the structure. Also, I ask students to find and analyze literary criticisms, so I include a sample of the analysis handout I use with assigned literary criticism. To encourage focused formal discussion, I have an assignment I designate “Discussion Tasks,” which asks students to generate focused questions and comments that delve into the characters, themes, and literary techniques of the work, encouraging academic discussion.