This grade 2 fairy tale reading unit (level I) is about a poor shoemaker who is greatly helped by the little elves who live in his shop. Students learn about fairy tales as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on point of view. 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.