This is a unit developed for 8-10th grade students in a reading intervention class. It features a thematic lens of "altruism" and uses multiple texts including TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. It includes information on concept based unit development with the inclusion of reading skills/strategies necessary to instruct lower level readers. This is a unit that will cover 9+ weeks of instruction. Rubrics, tests, performance activities and assessments are all included in a student does/teacher reflection format. This packet also includes strategies to help students become independent readers through their own choice book projects.