Do you need scaffolded worksheets to help your students identify author’s topic, point, reasons, and evidence
? You have come to the right place! This resource has differentiated pages to help make your students become pros.
This resource has a graphic organizer
for you to use with any text, and three cut and paste activities
for you to introduce supporting evidence (or to provide extra support). Once you have provided the extra support that students need, there are 4 sets of paragraphs
. This is where students practice writing topics, points, and supporting evidence. Finally, you will find six passages with scaffolded support
. Did someone say, differentiation?
Each of these assignments have 3 levels of support, but the passages are the same.
❤The first assignment provides students with the supporting evidence. Students fill in the topic and point.
❤The second assignment provides students with the topic and point. Students fill in the supporting evidence.
❤The third assignment provides no support. Students write the topic, point, and supporting evidence.
Included in This Resource
♥ 1 Poster (8.5x11) that explains topic, point, and evidence
♥ 3 Differentiated Graphic Organizers for Author’s Topic, Point, and Supporting Evidence
♥ 3 cut and paste activities (put the items into the correct columns to support author’s claims)
♥ 4 pages of paragraphs: students need to determine the topic, point, and supporting evidence
♥ 6 scaffolded passages: Blizzards vs. Sandstorms, Head Lice vs. Bed Bugs, Black Widow Spiders vs. Praying Mantis, Got Water vs. Fruits and Veggies Health Benefits, Olympics in Ancient Greece vs. Modern Day Olympics, Venus Flytrap vs. Aloe Vera
♥ Answer Keys for all pages
This resource is designed for 4th and 5th grades, but can easily be used by older students who need a little support.
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Author's Reasons and Evidence Task Cards
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