This unit includes six lessons and a culminating test using the rhyming book The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat by Nurit Karlin and published by Harper Collins. Phonics/decoding, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills are developed through a variety of activities geared to multiple learning styles. The purpose(s) for each lesson are stated clearly and assessments are suggested. Each lesson builds on the one before it reinforcing basic skills and scaffolding to higher order skills. This unit is designed to be used with a small reading group. I have used this unit in early second grade with English Language Learners as well as with first graders.