We had so much fun doing our Close Reading about "Backpacks" that we took it one step further with a little art project. Simple construction paper cut into the shape of a backpack with a scrapbook paper pocket at the bottom. Boy did they have the ideas for designing their backpacks! The "zippers" at the top are made from silver pipe cleaners bent into a zig-zag, then poked in the top. Inside the pocket.... their annotations from the Close Reading activity of course!