Common Core says kids need to find the evidence and write about it. But how easy is this to teach, much less get the kids to actually *do* on their own?
I created this out of necessity for my third graders, who desperately need to learn how to cite their evidence. I combined something they love to do -- color with crayons and markers -- with a few things they haven't learned to love yet (close reads and citing evidence)!
These four passages align with the curriculum here in Florida for third grade Social Studies, but can be used in any government unit for grades 3-5. As these are intended to stretch out for a week at a time, this gives you FOUR weeks of content.
Included in this package:
- Four passages, with 5 questions each, all of which require students to underline their evidence in specific colors
- Four posters, which guide students in completing a bit of the worksheet each day. These bright and cheerful posters go as follows:
- Day 1: number paragraphs, read twice, circle unknown words
- Day 2: read twice, determine the meaning to circled words
- Day 3: read once, respond to questions with color coded evidence
- Day 4: creation day! (tips on what to do with this is included in the package)
Check out the preview for a better look, and check out my blog here for a pictorial guide to how I got this up and running in my room! http://ilovelabels.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/close-reading-color-coded-evidence-not-so-bad/