The Independent Study Unit is geared towards College (Applied) level English classes and/or Grades 7/8. There are two parts to this assignment: Book Review and Book Talk. It is sometimes a challenge to engage hands-on learners with reading texts longer than a tweet! The requirements for the attached assignment are to read a book of fiction or non-fiction (i.e. biography), with a minimum length of 150 pages. There is a template with guided questions of conflict to fill out as they read the book. Included is a question of conflict within their own lives.They will write a review to a maximum 700 words and then give a Book Talk to share their findings with the rest of the class. Included is a creative extension to the Book Talk. There is a rubric for each of the assignments.