This grade 2 poetry reading unit (level H; M) contains two poems about the enjoyment of swinging on a swing and sliding down a water slide. Students learn about poetry as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on language. 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.