This grade 1 folk tale reading unit (level F) is about an ant who fools other animals because he is in a cave, which gives him a booming voice. Students learn about folk tales as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on character and plot. The unit contains teacher support pages, a reading selection with supporting illustrations, and activities to guide students in close reading of the text. Students also gain practice applying topic and academic vocabulary. The unit concludes with a reading comprehension activity and a text-based writing activity.