This grade 3 folk tale reading unit (level M) is about a mitten that keeps many animals warm until it is picked up by its human owner. Students learn about folk tales as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on setting. 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.