This 9 page, 35 question close reading combines Dr. Seuss' Christmas classic with embedded explicit and inferential questions. The information needed to answer the embedded questions are found in the preceding stanza. This reduces the frustration that often comes from "hunting" for an answer, while increasing reading skills and motivation. This is a high interest text with high accessibility for all of your unique learners. Due to the nature of the inferential and personal connection questions, this close reading has built-in differentiation; You can accept a range of responses, based on your knowledge of your students! This close reading has been used successfully with 5th graders up to 12th graders, both in general education and special education classrooms.
For a challenge, especially with older students, you may consider pairing this resource with the Grinchy Songs Close Readings and/or the Grinch Films Vs. Text Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizer.