This document contains six passages of informational text as well as student charts for each passage. The topics of these articles include "Life in a One-Room Schoolhouse", "September 11, 2001", "Fire Safety Checklist", "The Largest Animal in the World", "Tornado Alert", "The Great Yellowstone Fire." I have formatted articles to be printed, copied, and inserted in each student's interactive journal, while the charts are designed to be printed and/or copied two per page. I have used these passages and their accompanying charts in a Close Reading station, yet these can also be used for whole-group instruction of the Close Read process. The charts provide students with workspace for coding and annotating the text, note-taking of text evidence, and elaborating on the evidence found.