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207 resources with the concept textual evidence

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I Can Identify a Nonfiction Writer's Main Idea and Supporting Examples

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Use this page to quickly identify the central idea of a text and organize ideas for writing an informational or explanatory text. The worksheet is split into two parts. In the first part, pupils note down the main idea and supporting...
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I Can Classify Facts and Opinions

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Telling fact from opinion can be tricky. Direct your class to practice their reading and comprehension skills by taking notes on the facts and opinions in a text. Pupils fill out a two-column chart and write down how they know a...
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I Can Identify/Infer Motive

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Why do people and characters act as they do? Require your class figure out the motivation of two people or characters they read about in a given text. In the short charts, pupils note down who, what they do, and why they do it. After...
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I Can Sequence Important Events

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
After reading any short informational or fictional text, ask your class to analyze the important events. They note down three important events on a short timeline, describing the events with either words or drawings. After this, pupils...
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I Can Analyze Cause and Effect

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Examine cause and effect by asking pupils to fill out a basic graphic organizer. The template is for any story or event and provides a line for writing in the story or event title. Pupils write in two causes in the circles and the change...
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Collect Evidence to Support an Idea

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
In order to support an idea, writers must use evidence. Your class members can prepare their evidence with this basic worksheet. Writers note down the topic they are learning about and their own idea. Next, they come up with information...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.9

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Encourage your pupils to support their claims with textual evidence, whether is is from literary texts or informational texts. You might use the assignment example, which suggests an assignment on what it's like to be an immigrant in...
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Of Mice and Men: Looking at Themes

For Students 7th - 10th
Feelings of loneliness and alienation drive the characters in John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. Use this handout to set your class members up for a lesson on these big ideas. In addition to finding a couple of definitions and...
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Anticipation Guides Improve Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Beginning with anticipation guide strategies is a powerful method for improving reading comprehension. First, list initial ideas for a topic the class will be reading about. These ideas are formulated into statements, some of which are...
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Writing Character Editorials

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Should Goldilocks have entered the bear's home? Select a popular children's story (like Goldilocks and the Three Bears) and model taking a stance either supporting or challenging the protagonist's actions. Then, after they understand the...
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Michelle Kwan: Heart of a Champion

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Who is a champion to your class? Elementary and middle schoolers think of a role-model from their lives. Then, in their journals, they write evidence of that person's perseverance. They identify the character trait of perseverance with...
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Identifying Supporting Evidence from a Text - What is a Hero?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils define hero and identify supporting evidence in a text. They complete a hero diagram worksheet and watch a video about a little boy from China who acts as a hero. Additionally, they complete the Ping Hero evidence worksheet and...
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Main Idea/Supporting Details Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Engage your class in a scavenger hunt to find the main ideas and supporting details in a text. They follow the teacher while s/he models how to determine main idea and find supporting details, and then they work independently. A fun way...
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Symbols and the Choices we Make

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Upper elementary and middle schoolers recognize symbols that influence the choices that we make consciously or unconsciously in everyday life. They look at the symbols and choices that others make. They identify and apply knowledge of...
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Lesson 3: Exception Questions in Stories with a Flashback

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders respond to a text using textual evidence to support their answers to questions. Students observe the teacher model a quick warm up on the chronological sequence of events from the passage, Leaving Home. For this literacy...