Written to meet the demands of the Common Core, this 1 week unit intends to challenge and engage. It includes an interactive anticipation guide, a one-of-a-kind literary terms puzzle, an introduction to symbolism, "literary terms TIC TAC TOE," a lesson on dynamic and static characterization, a narrative structure plot diagram, a "Carousel" activity with stations to get students out of their seats, and a step-by-step handout to teach students how to annotate a passage to write about the author's use of symbolism to convey a theme. The last handout is an overview of the LIQFU! strategy for teaching students how to use direct quotes in their writing. It really works! At 14 pages, this unit is longer than the story, but a few of the handouts can be used to teach any work of literature. Thanks for taking a look!