This is a 29 page in-depth standards- based novel unit that can be used in an interactive journal format.Included concepts are main idea, supporting details,point of view,figurative language, cause/effect,sequencing,analysis, textual evidence,elaboration,writing. The main intention of the unit is to work on skills while encouraging in-depth student analysis of the novel. The students will produce varied answers according to discussion/analysis. Activities can be cut and pasted into a journal to allow room for responses. Youtube video links are incorporated to give history, science and social context for the novel.