This grade 4 folk tale reading unit (level Q) is about how lizards used to look very similar to frogs until Br'er Lizard had an accident one day that changed lizards forever. Students learn about folk tales as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on dialect. 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.