Tons of resources for struggling and advanced readers, with lots of writing activities.
I've designed this lesson with lots of options and scaffolding so that you can apply it to any grade level and adapt for your students' reading levels.
Included in this unit:
*2 Webquests - student-led research on (1) background knowledge for the novella and (2) real world connections to the novella's major themes
*Chapter assignments based on reading strategies for your struggling readers
*2 Analysis tasks (high and low level versions) on connecting quotations/text evidence to author's themes
*Character sort activity - great for a pre-writing activity or a lead in to an awesome class discussion
*Hope/Dreams Essay/Journal Writing Prompt - based on essential question from the book, students use text-based evidence to write an in-class essay.
*Scaffolded Literary Analysis Essay
*Reflective writing for after reading