My first novel unit on Teachers Pay Teachers from my "Blogging Our Way Through Books" series. This common core aligned unit includes 13 blog posts that integrate non-fiction reading, virtual field trips, picture books, art and animated short films. If you are looking for vocabulary crossword puzzles and comprehension quizzes, you should not buy this novel unit. Although the reading level is mid third grade for this book, the unit covers very complex themes that require a high level of critical thinking. I wouldn't recommend it for anything below 5th grade.
You will need some additional materials, "The Dam Keeper", which is a short film that can be found on iTunes/amazon for about 2.99, and the picture book "Owen and Mzee" if you don't have access to those resources, you can skip those activities.
While I use this unit for a class blog focused on novel conversations, blogging isn't necessary. The pages can be printed as student handouts as well.
This is my best work yet, deserving of this amazingly beautiful story.