This close read is designed for grades three through six. After reading a three page selection about George Washington and his life as a farmer as well as the president, students will complete close read questions and a writing assignment. These include: find key ideas and details, craft and structure, vocabulary, integration of knowledge and ideas, and a writing task. Students are asked to cite evidence to support their answers. This assignment could be modified to make it appropriate for other grade levels. The entire assignment is provided in both color and black and white printable versions to provide teacher options.