This is a layered curriculum unit to use during the study of the novel The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez. These differentiated activities will help students' comprehension as they choose projects of interest to them. Some of the activities include literature circle discussions using reciproocal teaching role sheets, writing a script, designing a new cover, and playing "Kick the Can." Resources are also included, such as vocabulary forms, plot diagram template, note-taking sheets for research, and a Venn diagram. Students love moving through the three layers of this unit.