This nonfiction reading unit (level V) focuses on Former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall. Students learn about Thurgood Marshall's life and how he contributed to the progression of equal rights in the U.S. 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 (Cause and Effect) and a text-based writing activity.