Students learn to use evidence from the text to support their claims.
Great introduction to an argument writing or literary text unit to show kids how to find evidence!
After reading a passage from Amelia Earhart's "The Fun of It," they brainstorm character traits. Then they complete a graphic organizer. The included paragraph template scaffolds the description paragraph by offering topic sentences, possible transition words, and signal words/phrases.
Character traits starter list
Scaffolded paragraph template
List of transitions and words/phrases to signal evidence