This grade 5 poetry reading unit (level V) is about a walrus and a carpenter who trick some young oysters and behave peculiarly. Students learn about poetry as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on personification. 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.