Good readers do more than simply comprehend the information presented in a text. They evaluate the text in multiple ways. The Reading Critically lesson, for grades 4–8, guides students to look deeply into texts. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Reading Critically lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.