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Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards

Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
Product Description
Looking for a new way to help your students identify author’s reasons and evidence? Use these task cards in a literacy center, student pairs, or in a whole class game such as Scoot!

Much like main idea and key details for literature, an author makes a point in a text and needs support. Your students will need to choose the correct answer that accurately supports the opinion (statement) on each card. The correct answer is the evidence to support the author’s claim!

This resource is designed 4th and 5th grade, but can easily be used by older students who need a little support.

What’s Included in This Resource?
**32 task cards and 8 challenge task cards
**2 task cards for students to write their own questions
** 1 poster explaining ‘Author’s Reasons and Evidence’
**Answer Key (written on 2 task cards- keep the cards with the answer key!)
**Student Response Sheet

These task cards are differentiated. The cards start with easier reading levels and progressively become more challenging. Only you know that the level has changed. You can easily assign the number of cards that are appropriate for your students. 

Cards 1 - 10 are written at a third grade level.
Cards 11-20 are written at a fourth grade level.
Cards 21-32 are written at a fifth grade level.



The task cards can be printed in color or gray scale and can be laminated and used again and again. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring. The answer key is typed into 2 “task cards.” This makes it easy to leave in the center for self-checking and for task card storage.  Keep the answers with the task cards!

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

Florida Standards
LAFS.4.RI.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Cognitive Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

LAFS.5.RI.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Cognitive Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

These task cards are perfect for test prep and will work well at literacy centers, for partner work, or with the whole class using a game like Scoot.

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Copyright information:
Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license.

Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards by The Happy Learning Den is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Happy Teaching!
Total Pages
18 (40 Task Cards, Answer Key, Student Response Sheet)
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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