Close and critical reading are crucial literacy skills and this organizer helps students analyze and evaluate an issue or article while learning the process of such analysis. The three page PDF version of the worksheet is good-to-go and ready for immediate. The Word version allows you to customize, revise, and/or upload to Google Docs as a document that may be manipulated by students on the cloud. I usually provide direct instruction on each part of the critical analysis and allow students to both practice with this worksheet as well as be assessed in a formative or summative setting. This is a great generic worksheet that is easily differentiated by the content being reviewed.