This comprehensive novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest complex text. One Crazy Summer is a highly acclaimed historical fiction novel that is based in 1960's Oakland, CA. It is rapidly becoming a must-read novel for any 4-9th grader-- especially in studies of civil rights. This unit helps to scaffold reading comprehension for many types of readers in various formats. It can be used for intervention groups, book groups, and novel studies for at-risk to advanced readers (and everyone in between). This unit includes all 33 chapters and answers and bonus assignments that give extra support and extensions in vocabulary, character analysis and studies of theme.