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 struggling with thinking critically about their answers and evidence this lesson is a great start! The Day One Lesson focuses on a fictional text and Day Two focuses on expository. A blank graphic organizer is included for your use to help students engage the strategy.