This unit is designed to excite student interest in reading for pleasure, while also teaching the elements of fiction, and library/media center skills. Most typically, students who claim not to like reading simply do not know which type of book they might prefer. The two major projects in this unit are a student-created book talk about a novel the student has chosen, and a powerpoint project labeling the elements of fiction in a fairy tale. There are a variey of other, smaller assessments, both formal and informal. Each week's lessons are blocked out and labeled in an easy-to-read format, complete with state standards and essential questions. Assessments, handouts, powerpoints, and materials for lessons are included in this zipfile. Happy reading!