Looking for a step-by-step tutorial to help students select and cite strong text evidence? This editable PowerPoint includes 33 fully-animated slides that cover everything from choosing the best evidence to crafting and punctuating citations. It covers each of the following in some detail:
An engaging warm-up invites students to compare two short videos* to determine which is more convincing. –Spoiler Alert—it’s the one that uses relevant and factual evidence. Each of the above concepts is introduced and modeled with built-in practice opportunities along with way. Learning is reinforced with group practice and a lesson review at the end. The worksheet is FREE, but you’ll need to download it separately from my TPT store using the provided link. Use the linked Citing Evidence worksheet for additional practice or to assess student learning. It puts all the new skills to the test.
This presentation is the perfect complement to my Body Paragraph PowerPoint and was originally developed as a companion to my Argumentative Essay Packet. However, it can be used to teach citing text evidence for any purpose—informational essay, argumentative essay, or extended written responses. As a bonus, it does include an embedded copy of my Citing Text Evidence student handout, the companion notes made for this PowerPoint lesson.
This presentation is text-editable, so you can adapt it to your needs. It’s also scripted, since I originally created it as a flipped classroom video. There’s no narration in this version, though.
*About the Video Content: Warm-up videos promote a ban on animal testing. I was intentional about avoiding graphic images, but one does show drops being placed in a rabbit’s eyes and lab rats with sores on their backs. A third video, designed to introduce the concept of relevance in a humorous way, features a “clueless” middle school character who hilariously keeps saying irrelevant things, much to the chagrin of her friends. These videos were well-received at my conservative school, but you be the judge. (You can always delete or replace them with your own choices.)