A complete unit plan for reading comprehension and writing based on the Common Core Standards. The unit plan includes an objective calendar, weekly objective grids, daily scripted lesson plans, assessments, and questions to check for understanding. This unit is an author study based on some of the works of the famous author Tomie dePaola. In writing, students will write opinion pieces about the famous Tomie dePaola characters and book and write a letter to Tomie dePaola to culminate the unit. This unit could be modified to work for kindergarten or second grade with some adjustments.