Close reading means digging deeper into the meaning of selected texts. It is a very important reading strategy. This amazing unit contains 28 engaging stories and 28 corresponding activities that help students learn how to reread a text and dig deeper into its content and meaning. Students will learn how to use crayons to highlight or underline selected parts of each text. They will be challenged to connect their own views and opinions to the content of a text. Finally, students will be given the opportunity to answer questions in writing and create their own question related to the story. Students will become more aware of the importance of “reading for meaning.” Soon they will begin to be able to predict which words and sentences in a new text are the ones that need to be highlighted. Don’t miss out on this special resource that will make “digging deeper” both enjoyable and beneficial to students.