Keep your students from using the same, boring commentary and train them to use analytic wording by using these sentence frames. Great printable handout for students at all grade levels.
Contains six sentence frames for restating concrete detail in order to clarify the underlying meaning, and eight sentence frames for analyzing the relevance of the chosen detail / evidence. Common Core aligned as it forces students to refer to evidence and explain it!
Created by The House of Roush for use with Informative / Explanatory Essays, but also works great with Argumentative and Research writing.
For more help with teaching commentary, see the complete Commentary Writing Activity in my store for $2.00.
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