You will love this simple Close Reading response sheet! Most teachers customize the focus of each Close Read based on the passage so there aren't set directions for this sheet. Your students can use the handy text toolbox as a quick reference while they annotate the passage.
Common steps in a Close Read:
Day 1- Annotate and record initial thoughts on sheet.
Day 2- Re-read and annotate (again) passage while focusing on a specific skill (Main Idea, Prob/Solution, Point of View etc.) and record thoughts.
Day 3- Look for evidence in text to support Day 2's skill. Cite evidence and record on sheet.