This lesson applies the ELA common core standards. It includes close reading skills and asks students to include text-based evidence when answering questions about the text. Because the materials for the NYS modules is costly and not easily available, I have adapted the article "Children in the Woods" from the Prentice Hall textbook to do the same tasks as module 1. The theme is different than the module, but it still asks the students to apply the same skills. This lesson includes handouts and a pre-reading editing sentence to prepare the students for what they will be reading. It also includes learning goals and a rating scale.