Written to meet the demands of the new Common Core, this creative unit includes 30 pages of easy-to-follow lessons and totally original handouts, including an interactive anticipation guide, a literary devices memory game and worksheets, vocabulary crossword puzzles and games, grammar lessons in context, and more. There are also a handful of introductory Pre-AP / AP skills sheets for practicing close reading and understanding diction, mood, and connotation. This unit is ready to teach as is, and intends to challenge and entertain at the same time. Thanks for taking a look! Damien Johnson.