This grade 4 fantasy fiction reading unit (level S) is about a whale that eats all the fish in the sea and makes the mistake of swallowing a clever mariner. Students learn about fantasy fiction as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on rhyme and rhythm. 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.