This nonfiction reading unit (level V) focuses on the poet Phillis Wheatley. Students learn about who Phillis Wheatley was and how her poetry made an impact in history. 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 content and academic vocabulary. The unit concludes with a lesson exploring text structure (Question and Answer) and a text-based writing activity.