This grade 5 fable reading unit (level T) is about a boy who makes detailed plans that depend upon everything going a certain way. Students learn about fables as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on simile. 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.