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 focused on trailblazers from the past (including Bessie Coleman, Mae Jemison, Neil Armstrong, Thurgood Marshall, Ruby Bridges, Jackie Robinson, Gabby Douglass, and Wilma Rudolph). This unit would be a great addition to Black History Month as well! In writing, students will write a fantasy piece using the information they learned about planets in the reading unit.This unit could be modified to work for kindergarten or second grade with some adjustments.