Close reading is a direct link to the new state assessments PARCC and the CCSS.
I put together a close reading packet specific for grade levels. this packet includes a starting point for 3rd through 5th grade.
Use as whole/shared reading and writing. I included post it notes with generic questions. These could be used as entrance or exit tickets , even to guide deeper discussion with cooperative groupings.
I use this to model in classrooms to support teachers getting started. ENJOY!