According to the Common Core State Standards, students must be able to cite text evidence when discussing literature or informational text, making an argument, engaging in speaking/listening tasks, and more. The skill of using text evidence in any given response begins in kindergarten and increases in sophistication all the way through 12th grade.
This skill is a foundation for most standards, but is explicitly addressed within standards:
W 1, 2, 8, 9
SL 1, 2
Clearly, this is a skill we need to teach well and reinforce often!
These resources were developed to use as teaching tools when explicitly teaching students how to use text evidence. Use the posters in whole group lessons, small group intervention lessons, guided reading, whenever…then hang them and keep them up as scaffolds for your students. You can even print them for students to keep at their tables/desks, in their binders, etc. You can print and distribute the bookmarks to use as individual resources for your students. Finally, you can use the question stems to plan your Common Core-aligned instruction.
I hope you find this helpful!
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