Close reading is a thoughtful, critical analysis of a text that focuses on significant details or patterns in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text's form, craft, meanings, etc. This product is designed for students to do just that with a non-fiction article. The numerous time read through gives the students deeper understanding as they are looking for a variety of elements.
I teach 6th grade and use this to practice many different literary elements:
Author's Point of View
*Easily differentiated by what level of informational text you assign.
*You could also use this as a summative grade once all elements are taught and you have practiced them.