The resources do not teach students to how to summarize, etc., but give ideas for applying the literary devices to a close reading. This provides a way for students to remember what they should do during a close read and how to apply the standards to a close read. The resources also assume teachers are familiar with close reading. There are no guides to close reading included, just a guide to using these materials in your classroom.
The materials have a cute detective theme to help students think about looking for evidence when they are reading.