This CLOSE READ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This lesson includes four days of lessons for the poem Casey at the Bat (poem included). Each day includes 4-6 text dependent questions with a self assessment to follow. Teacher Notes include student self-assessment explanation, and guidelines for teaching this close reading lesson each day. Each day's lesson includes 4-6 text dependent questions on a student recording sheet as well as a teacher document with expected student responses and specific text evidence provided for you.