Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing takes place in Manhattan and features a boy and his younger brother who drives him crazy. The story is quite factual and the places are real, which makes this a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about New York. Our unit provides teachers with a highly structured format for teaching language arts as students develop a love for reading longer materials like novels. Various areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing are all entwined in this integrated approach eliminating the need for teaching these skills separately. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions and crossword to create a well-rounded lesson plan.