Teachers can use the poem, "Oranges," by Gary Soto to guide students into a more thorough use of close reading and annotating text. First, the teacher reads the poem in its entirety. With the whole class, write a summary in the allotted space at the end. Then, In the first segment, the teacher guide gives an outline of discussion points that can be demonstrated with the class. The second segment gives guidance for student partners to work together to annotate, and finally, independent work.