Close reading has truly helped my eleventh graders improve their reading comprehension, especially when attacking complex texts, both fiction and nonfiction. This product includes songs from the civil rights movement that have large margins for students to annotate easily while close reading. The writing prompt requires students to analyze how the artists use imagery to communicate the central idea, incorporating evidence from the text in their response. Originally used with eleventh graders for test prep for the Keystone Exam, these materials can be utilized for grades 9-12. Purchase my Graphic Organizer for Responding to Writing Prompts to accompany this valuable resource!