Aesop's fables are a timeless collection of stories that your students will love. Help students master the skills of determining theme, making connections to the text, and responding with textual evidence. This packet contains 8 fables to read, followed by multiple choice and short response question
Use this packet to teach students to answer response to literature questions with textual evidence-- in a fun way! This packet can be used with any reading selection.
First, students will learn how to read for textual evidence and write strong answers.
Next, students will turn to the page in thei
Just in time for Halloween, students will love interacting with Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller" as they:
•Make inferences from the text and cite textual evidence to support inferences.
•Analyze the development of theme through the analysis of plot, setting, characters, and conflict.
This product has six winter-themed nonfiction passages. Each come with pertinent vocabulary and text-dependent questions with extended response which is perfect for test prep and winter extension projects. I have also included core ELA standards for grades 3-5 as well as a guide for teacher
★★★★★ This is an in-depth practice resource to help your upper elementary and middle school students master the RACE writing strategy for open-ended constructed responses!For the DIGITAL version of this resource, click HERE!Want to try a FREE SAMPLE of this resource? Click here!This resource include
Since I am required to follow my reading series, I often find myself struggling to teach theme repeatedly throughout the school year. The skill pops up every few weeks, and I am always running out of in-class activities, task cards, and center activities to keep my students learning and practicing.
This test has 20 questions. The test includes multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer and true/false questions. The test includes questions about citing evidence using a text, determining the theme or central idea of a given text, determining how the theme or central idea is conveye
Are your students struggling to make it through stories they don't find interesting? Are you tired of searching for content to meet your English standards? Tired of spending hours on end for something they will like? This is it! Included in this pack are 10 high interest stories that review plot and
Looking for a way to keep your students going back to the text and compile their own text-based analysis? Using basic to higher order comprehension questions as well as student directed quote analysis, these study guides have it all! Students will answer questions related to plot and literary term
This 160 Page Bundle for 3rd and 4th grade includes practice printables,graphic organizers and explanations of the following:
Author's Point of View
Folktales and Theme
Citing Text Evidence: Passages and Open Ended Responses
Main Idea and Details
This is an assessment that asks students to comprehend texts; make inferences and support with textual evidence; and compare and contrast the portrayal of the theme within two different texts. It can be used as a formative or summative assessment. Texts:Superman & Me, Sherman AlexieThe Night I W
Are your students struggling to make it through stories they don't find interesting? Are you tired of searching for content to meet your English standards? Tired of spending hours on end for something they will like? This is it! Included in this pack are 6 high interest stories/poems that review plo
This presentation helps students understand the difference between the central idea and the theme. It goes into different reading strategies, and the different types of evidence that can be found in an informational text. This will help the students choose evidence to incorporate into an analysis, a
Teach your students how to respond to their reading while citing AND explaining text evidence using the RACE Strategy with this adorable Beach Themed Bulletin Board by the Learning Beach. The acroynym RACE stands for: Restate the Question, Answer the Question, Cite Text Evidence, and Explain the Evi
Use Disney-Pixar's amazing short film and song, "Lava", to teach theme and practice finding supporting evidence. This resource is a great starter activity for identifying evidence in a text. Students high-light and find evidence within the lyrics to support their themes.Writing: sentence starters an
This is such a great reference and activity to use time and time again on Coming of Age films (list provided) in order for students to learn how to extrapolate themes and use evidence from the films to support the themes. The packet provides a list of themes, sentence frames for writing evidence-bas
VIRTUAL TEACHING THEME AND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE TEMPLATE: Use this template to teach students how to determine evidence that supports a theme. Teachers can provide students with the theme of a novel or text. Students can then determine if the evidence provided supports or does not support the given t
I used this in my reteach of Standards RL.1.1, RL.1.2, and RL.1.3. This presentation utilizes chunking of the text and allows the students to interactively summarize each part as you read it whole group. The 6 questions at the end were taken from the Unify assessment on the same text with some minor
This packet includes a poster set of evidence-based terms. The set is a great visual reminder for students on how to justify their answers using text-based evidence. You can use these posters in whole group lessons, literature circles, and guided reading groups to help your students develop deeper
In Fresh Ink, Jason Reynolds has a great short story called "Eraser Tattoo." To activate background knowledge and to get students thinking, I had them do a quick write after viewing this video of Reynolds speaking about tattoos (it's short!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx18UxPlbcsThen, while rea
Use these universal literary themes as a scaffolding tool for your students as they self-select themes representing authentic texts within the classroom. Use the attached exit slips to help students create evidence statements that support their theme selections and use their evidence statements to g