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These activities will help your students become more skilled at citing textual evidence! Spin 'N Spot task cards help readers support predictions, inferences, and answers with textual evidence.
While reading, readers “spin” to one or more of the four prompts on a Spin 'N Spot task card. They then use the prompt(s) to help them “spot” textual evidence, using the evidence to make inferences and explain their thinking. Finally, they copy or state the prompt, filling in the blanks with textual evidence and student generated responses.
Spin 'N Spot task cards are a handy and helpful tool for readers as they practice the essential, yet challenging skill of citing textual evidence. Spin 'N Spot task cards may be used with ANY text and in a variety of ways in the classroom!
1. Making Inferences
3. Main Idea
4. Questioning the Text
5. Making Predictions
6. Character Relationships
7. Context Clues
8. Supporting Details
10. Compare and Contrast
11. Character Traits
13 Cause and Effect
14. Point of View
16. Changes in Character
17. Text Features
20. Making Connections
21. 5 W’s and an H
Ideas for using Spin 'N Spot task cards in the classroom:
1. Use with Guided Reading Groups as students practice a particular reading comprehension skill.
2. Use with Strategy Groups for students who need extra practice citing textual evidence.
3. Students may use the task cards individually and record completed responses on the Spin 'N Spot recording sheet.
~For personal and single classroom use only.~