Using "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost (a CCS poetry exemplar) to teach the students to read closely.
It is a step-by-step guide through the entire close reading process. I've included three 8 X 10 posters and a video link to further engage/challenge the students. (Different locations alter the "meaning" of the poem)
Contents: Anticipatory Set, Poem, Painting ("The Nets"), Teacher annotation, Quick Write, Textual Evidence, Exit Slip, CCS benchmark test