This grade 1 Navajo folk tale reading unit (level I) is about a spider woman who lived long ago and helped people with her spider thread. Students learn about folk tales as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on setting 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.