This is a 5 day close read lesson plan with article and text dependent questions included for grades 3-5. This lesson includes hands-on engaging elements, like a short video clip and the use of wikki stix, and play-dough! Your students will love this lesson! It maintains rigor while keeping your students engaged. The lesson is aligned to Common Core and includes a performance task,with additional ideas to increase difficulty. Although the text is brief, it contains great vocabulary and the students love the content!