Finding Evidence in the Text

Boys using strategies to find evidence in the text.

Common Core requires that students support their responses with evidence from the text.  For many students this is a difficult concept to understand.  First students need to be taught that looking back in the text for  evidence is a worthwhile pursuit.  We all know  students who think they remember the correct answer, when in reality if they had just looked back in the text they would have gotten the correct answer.  Secondly, giving voice to a text based response can be awkward for some students.  Through modeling and practice all students can learn this necessary skill.

Providing sentence stems for evidence based responses is a way to ease students into correctly responding to text with evidence.

  • 1. The author states…..
  • 2. An example of this is ….
  • 3. In the text it says…..
  • 4. The graphic shows…
  • 5. I know because…
  • 6. On page ___it says….
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