Ida has always wanted to become a teacher. Naturally, she needs to finish eighth grade and continue her education at the high school. However, before she can complete her eighth grade year, her one-room schoolhouse closes. Ida must go to extremes to keep the school open and take her exams in order for her dream of becoming a teacher to come true. This full unit includes a day-by-day calendar, social skills for literature circles, literature circle checklists (for the teacher), journal entries, project choices and rubric, novel summary worksheet, 20-question exam, peer evaluation, and self evaluation.