This grade 2 Aesop's fable reading unit (level J) is about a competition between the North Wind and the Sun that shows that gentleness wins over force. Students learn about Aesop's fables as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on 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.