This product contains an excerpt of Churchill's classic speech "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat" with a series of text-dependent-questions that can serve as the basis for a close reading of the speech. The lesson plan includes both a teacher and student version. The teacher version has exemplar responses for each question. Teachers can implement the close read in a variety of ways, and recommended processes are included in the document. The series of text-dependent-questions builds toward a culminating writing task. This close read has been fashioned after the exemplars advocated by Achievethecore.org. The accompanying Common Core Standards are listed at the top of the document.