My story Flower Tumbles and these accompanying activities can serve as a free-standing literature unit. However, I created both the story and the activities to enhance my teaching of early California history, particularly of the Mission Era. Hundreds of other teachers have found the published story and materials useful over the years in tandem with their social study units. I've recently refined reading strategy lessons, included cooperative learning activities and fine-tuned the story for these TpT offerings. I hope they will serve you easily and well! Please feel free to duplicate the story and activities (if you're still using paper) as freely as you need. Please do let me know if you see ways in which I might improve the teaching tools.