This close reading lesson plan is an excerpt from Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart. This is from the chapter "Prisoners of the Japanese?." It is the 3rd of 3 close reading lessons to be used throughout this book. It is assumed that your students will be reading the entire book from chapter 1 to the end, but that you will just stop at the excerpts used in the close reading lessons to do a close read. Each of the 3 lessons is detailed for the 1st reading (students read to discover what the text says explicitly and make logical inferences, summarizing the key ideas and details), 2nd reading (students read while answering text dependent questions that lead them to deeper meaning and focus on author's word choices), and 3rd reading (rereading portions to clarify confusions). This lesson is designed to be done independently, but can easily be adjusted for pairs or small groups. The first two lessons (sold separately) are designed as a model with guided practice. The excerpt in each lesson has been typed out and includes an embedded glossary. Text dependent questions are written along the side so students can refer quickly to the glossary and text while answering. This final lesson also has an opinion writing prompt.