This document is a 4 week long unit that includes basic plans for both reading and writing. Lessons may be adapted to fit different books other than what is suggested in the plans. This includes unit outline with essential questions and 2nd grade common core state standards as well as TN social studies standards. It also includes daily lesson plans including mini lessons that can be adapted to fit your needs. The writing unit includes graphic organizer and rubric needed. This unit was written using the backwards planning technique.