This is a power point presentation that is used with the Macmillan Reading Series for the story Columbus Explores New Lands. It is designed for both a close read lesson plan, which is common core aligned, as well as a day-by-day visual aid to accompany the story. It has interactive slides with duplicated student worksheets. The presentation is designed for 3 days, reading the text 3 times with activities for each day. Activities include summarizing text, analyzing text, vocabulary activities, main idea, text features, and writing to text.