This grade 3 Aesop's fable reading unit (level L) is about two mice who are cousins and visit each other's homes in the city and country. Students learn about Aesop's fables 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.