This grade 2 classic fiction reading unit (level M) is about Tom Sawyer, who wanted to get out of doing a chore on a Saturday and figured out how to get someone else to do it for him. Students learn about classic fiction 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.