Close reading is a big part of the Common Core and an important skill to master. This freebie includes a close reading poster, 3 graphic organizers (one for each read), and a set of 6 "Talk Time" discussion prompt cards. These resources came from my Close Reading Toolkit for Informational Textbut will work fine as stand-alone activities.
Looking for close reading passages? Try the close reading section of my TpT Store.