This product contains the story, "How The Whale Got His Throat" by Rudyard Kipling along with 12 comprehension questions for close reading. There are suggested answers for 10 of the questions. Close reading involves reading a high-quality text more than once to figure out the meaning. This resource is meant to be used by a small, teacher-led discussion group. Students would read the story, or parts of the text, several times, to dig deeply into the author's meaning. The questions would also be great for reflective journal entries.
Also, see my other listing, "The Elephant's Child".