This grade 5 comedy reading unit (level U) is about two friends who try to trick people for a living but end up being tricked by townspeople themselves. Students learn about comedy as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on dialogue. 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.