From AchievetheCore.org - Demonstrating a rigorous approach to close reading with text-dependent questions, their 21 lesson exemplars, written by teachers, each contain full materials for up to five lessons, including printable texts, student discussion activities and writing-based assessments. To simplify your search, they've separated them into fiction and nonfiction and organized them by grade.µ
What is close reading? As Grant Wiggins said in his previous blog post, whatever it is, it differs from a personal response to the text. Now read a bit more closely on close reading to determine what it is.
"Teaching close reading is not the same as chopping up a book into so many pieces that it becomes unrecognizable. It is accomplished better by having students read large, uninterrupted chunks of text and then strategically having them return to key passages for second- or third-draft reading and thinking."