This unit contains thirty close reading activities for the Journeys' First Grade Reading Program (2013). There is one close read activity for each week, or text story. Students are asked to "dig deeper" in the text of the week's story. The directions each week include looking for specific phonetic words, rhyming words, characters, finding sentences that contain specific information and relating the meaning of the story to the reader themselves. Teachers can use these sheets with the entire class, projecting the questions, or have students work on them independently or with a partner. It is best to model for the whole group with a projected copy before having students work on their own. Students will become more fluent and more aware of the content as a result of completing these activities. This unit will become an important part of your weekly reading activities and will be used year after year.