Interactive Writing Notebooks ~ Free Bonus Lesson ~ Citing Text Evidence
Cite text evidence with this free interactive notebook activity.
This freebie includes a complete interactive writing notebook lesson that provides students with a formula for short response to literature questions.
In all English classes critical thinking questions are a great way to test students on what they have just learned, or a way to evaluate how well they read. CTQs can be simple question, answer or they can ask students to use the ACE Method (Answer, Cite, Explain). There are two rubric-like checklis
This concise handout provides students a reference sheet to keep in their binders to remind them of the proper steps that should be taken to compose a short-answer response. Action words are highlighted in red to emphasize, at a glance, what students should be doing.
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Veterans Day Activities for Close Reading, includes DIFFERENTIATED versions and aligns with the Common Core standards you need to teach.
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This file contains common-core aligned (5th grade focus) questions that correlate to sets of three chapters throughout the novel Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone. Students must cite evidence for many of the questions, but there are some multiple choice questions. There is at least one extended
This is an extremely thorough, full 2-week unit for the short story "The Gold Cadillac" by Mildred D. Taylor. These resources are focused around Common Core Standards for Grade 6, but they are absolutely still relevant for all middle grades students who are studying this story or historical fiction
Do you teach the ACE method for writing expository paragraphs? Have your students learn what each letter of ACE stands for (Answer, Cite, Explain) with these handy, differentiated Pixanotes™!
Then use the included writing frame that features the visuals from the Pixanotes™ to help your students
While reading Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone, we use multiple non-fictional accounts. The article entitled "The Pocahontas Myth" was written attacking the Disney version of events concerning Pocahontas. The opinion piece is great for finding evidence to support author claims.
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This is a graphic organizer that can be used for short answer writing responses. It could be useful for other short answer standardized test questions. It gets students to expand on their answer, prove their answer with evidence, and explain how their evidence proves their answer. It helps students
This is an extremely thorough, full 2-week unit for the short story "The Bracelet" by Yoshiko Uchida. These resources are focused around Common Core Standards for Grade 6, but they are absolutely still relevant for all middle grades students who are studying this story or historical fiction in gener
This handout is a great resource to help students answer AP-style short answer questions using the ACE method - answer, cite & explain. Great to distribute to your students or put up in your classroom.
This PDF contains a handout that outlines and explains the A.C.E. method of responding to short answers. The students are shown how to tackle a test question by answering it, providing evidence, and explaining their answers.
Great way to introduce this test taking strategy!
This four-page document includes a tri-foldable note page on Modernism (obviously bare-bones) and a graphic organizer asking for a component of Modernism, textual evidence to support the characteristic, and a sentence to further explain (ACE method in a graphic organizer).
A fun and unique way for students to learn and take notes about literature and reading strategies.
21 total note taking pages with 13 topics.
Cite Textual Evidence (A.C.E Method)
Point of View
This is a primary source activity using a song written at the beginning of the Reconstruction period. I have included printable worksheets including the document, document analysis, and constructed response practice (using the ACE method).
I have used this with my classroom for several years and t
This is a Constructed Response form, complete with rubric, using the ACE method (Answer the Question, Cite Examples, Explain). Teachers can reuse this form multiple times by typing in a new question that pertains to the material they are covering. This form can be used in any subject area and is e
This is one page of the Step-by-Step Text Evidence unit. It is a complete, NO-Prep unit with a variety of activities and passages to help students learn effective reading comprehension skills.
ACE- When teaching text evidence, use the ACE method:
There are two version inclu
This is the first of a two day lesson to help students understand how to elaborate their thinking and build on the evidence they have found in the text to fully answer a question. It is an excellent resource for answering individual questions or for writing paragraphs. If you find that students are
This is the second of a two part lesson to help students understand how to elaborate their thinking and build on the evidence they have found in the text to fully answer a question. It is an excellent resource for answering individual questions or for writing paragraphs. If you find that students ar
The Butterfly Method is a strategy to find common denominators of fractions that have unlike denominators. It can be used to solve adding, comparing, subtracting, and equivalency problems (ACES). In this packet, you will find:
Mini anchor chart
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The scientific method, a step-by-step approach to carrying out an experiment or investigation, is important for students to learn in order to solve problems and create solutions.
This 25 question quiz focuses on:
- Putting the steps of the scientific method in the correct order.
- Determining the
Students can complete this study guide and also review the information to understand the basics of the scientific method. Analyzing data, identifying variables, forming a hypothesis, and several other components are included.
Designed to provide practice responding to text using evidence during independent reading time. These bookmarks act as a notetaker, which are organized around the paragraph builder method of A (answer), C (cite evidence), and E (explain/elaborate). When students are ready to write out their findings
As part of a book on critical thinking, this chapter focuses on helping learners to develop clear and focused thinking through defining. It covers these definition methods:
--Aristotle's Essential Definition
At the end of the chapter:
A. Writing Top
A common complaint from students is that getting started is the hardest part of writing. This chapter covers specific, helpful tips on these:
--how to choose a good topic (specific questions are given to lead students to consider the intended audience and rhetorical purpose, etc.)
--how to use seve
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This product is the same as the First Grade version except that that numbers are changed out to accommodate 2nd graders. The FRACTION CENTER IS A REPEAT from the First Grade Version, but two of the centers are completely different. Please email me at email@example.com if you hav
This resource includes a Text-based Response Tool and flip page that are designed to make your life easier and your handouts more engaging. The best thing about the flip page is that no gluing is required and only one sheet of paper is used. Simply print, cut, and fold.
The Text-based Response Tool
Included in this package are science experiments and activities to excite your students for Halloween! Spooky subjects like bats, spiders, and mummies are the focal point of these lab printables. These experiments promote the practice of the scientific method. Students formulate a hypothesis, identi
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These group role task cards provide an easy way to assign groups and tasks for group members for any activity that requires 3 or 4 members.
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Science lab reports should be fun for EVERY scientist! These printable templates will address your students' needs when conducting an investigation, experiment, or science report. There are 7 different formats to choose from, each with their own unique facilitation style.
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Algebra 2 Movie Quotes by Matt Lora
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Alice in Wonderland: These Alice in Wonderland cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the characters and plot developments of the book: Alice in Wonderland. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.
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Are you looking for a way to teach your students how to ace the Texas STAAR 10th grade English writing test? I have developed a rubric with very specific requirements. It is easy to use and to grade. On the final copy, I have students label all the rhetorical devices they used in their essay. I alwa
This download is made with the non-reader in mind. It includes one set of playing cards to target articulation of /S/blend sounds, including /st/, /sp/, /sn/, /sw/, /sl/, /sk/, /sm/ and /sn/ while playing the classic card game of WAR. They are look alike playing cards with pictured items containing
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Library and Reading Brag Tags are the perfect tool to reward students in the library and classroom. Perfect to reinforce library and reading skills as well as positive behaviour.
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