Our Town is a play that is both quick to read and enjoyed by students. This unit is specifically designed for an AP Literature and Composition class. Many of the activities are geared specifically as exam prep; however a number of lesson could be adapted for classes that are not preparing to take the AP Literature Exam.
I often use this unit later in the year when the AP exam is getting close. They would work equally well early in the school year when you want to familiarize students with parts of the exam.
This unit includes two weeks worth of activities and handouts. Three of the lessons: Close Reading Student Lectures, Thesis Speed Dating and Writing an Open Question Prompt are available separately through my Teacherspayteachers.com shop.