This close read is designed for grades three through six. After reading a four paragraph selection about Abraham Lincoln's life before the presidency, students will complete close read questions and a writing assignment. These include: finding key ideas and details, craft and structure, vocabulary, integration of knowledge and ideas, and a writing task. Students are asked to cite text evidence to support their answers. This assignment could be modified to make it appropriate for other grade levels. Each page has both a color and black and white version included to increase options for classroom use!