This 83-page document is everything you need for a novel reading and analysis writing unit (intended for 8-10th grade) on Of Mice and Men, driven by formative and summative assessment, data analysis, and Common Core skill practice! Nothing has been missed here! The document begins with complete objectives and notes to the teacher (see sample preview), that suggests lesson planning and ideas for presentation. The pre-reading activity at the beginning of the unit has students working on independent research, quote selection, and historical non-fiction reading. The teacher guide for the pre-reading also includes notes for group discussion. The student study guide for the novel includes spots for notes on critical viewpoints, literary devices and author’s style. The study guide also includes "Passage Focus" sets of multiple choice questions for Chapter 4 that will assess student reading comprehension, literary device application, and theme analysis. The concept behind the “Passage Focus” is to allow students to look closely at sections of text to dig deeper into their understanding of the story, while allowing the teacher to assess student ability and skill practice. One of the "Passage Focus" activities includes graphic organizers for data analysis of student performance. The study guide continues with paragraph writing assessments and outlines for writing about literary device and theme, and incorporating quotations in writing. The teacher guide includes my teacher notes for literary analysis; answer keys to "Passage Focus" multiple choice; paragraph writing grading rubrics; graphic organizers for data analysis; and teacher assessment reflection worksheets. A unit assessment (unit test) is included that tests reading comprehension, paragraph writing, and literature short response. The key includes multiple choice answers, suggested answers for unit literature short response; grading rubrics for the paragraph writing, data analysis graphic organizers, and teacher assessment reflection worksheets. Finish off the unit with a full-length critical analysis essay, complete with an introductory critical review, directions and rubric, prewrite graphic organizers, and directions on introductions and conclusions. I guarantee that you’ll be pleased with your purchase of this unit. It will be complete with more than enough materials for the unit, and will allow you to get a handle on the data of your students’ performance. Success will be evident, and you will be able to concretely prove that your students are learning something important about reading and writing. More importantly, you’ll feel prepared to start planning your next unit. Feel free to direct questions you may have to Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org or to my TpT page. Thank you for your interest!