This is a Close Reading Activity that can be used with any passage. Students fill out a graphic organizer with three V.I.P.s (Very Important Points) and explain why they found these parts of the text important to understanding it. They then write a central idea of the text. I've used this activity with many different passages and in a range of grades from 3 through 8. Can be used as a small group or whole class activity with a passage of your choice!