Snow Treasure is an action-packed, historical fiction literature book set in Norway during World War II, and it is based on a true story. This reading, writing, and vocabulary Common Core aligned ELA unit actively engages students in this captivating, suspenseful adventure book. All papers needed by the students for this unit are included. Some items are a thought-provoking anticipatory guide, a vocabulary list, and complete interactive activities for all words designed for extending student learning. There are high interest internet research and video clip opportunities, think/pair/share activities, friendly letter writing, and many graphic organizers. Students will work individually, with partners, and with a group on higher order thinking activities designed for comprehension of literature texts, writing skills, and vocabulary acquisition. They will be encouraged to personally reflect, formulate, and support opinions by citing evidence from the text. At the end of the unit is a page of general directions and a list of the Common Core Standards that are aligned to this unit.