The purpose of this lesson was to introduce middle school students to the close reading strategy using an information text. Close reading is a research-based strategy designed to improve students' reading ability, especially in the areas of vocabulary and comprehension. I implemented the close reading strategy proposed in this PowerPoint in my classroom. This strategy supported the diverse learning needs of all students. As a result, my students' deeply interacted with the text, made connections, and engaged with the content thoroughly. The lesson plan and guided notes sheet created with this lesson are entitled, "Close Reading Lesson with Informational Text LP& Guided Notes Sheet".