This unit contains a close reading activity and a copy of the related Kindergarten Student Reader story. They are part of the 2013 Reading Street Kindergarten Reading Program. The stories in the Kindergarten Student Readers are included in the planning guide on Day 3 each week. Teachers will need to introduce the student reader book to the students in advance of using these worksheets. Students will dig deeper into each story, looking for special letters, sight words, punctuation, and concepts. They will use crayons or markers to highlight special words or parts of the stories. The student's fluency and understanding of each story will be increased as a result of these close reading activities. Teachers can begin by projecting a copy of the activity and modeling the content to the whole group. Later partners can work together or the teacher can use these activities in small reading groups. This unit will soon become a favorite part of your weekly routine! You will use it year after year.