This interactive mini-lesson guides students to write answers that are dependent on a text and provide specific, detailed evidence. Students listen to a link to the audio of the author Jack Gantos reading aloud the first chapter of his fun and funny book, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. Next they analyze a quote from the excerpt and are guided to write an evidence response to the question "What does this quote reveal about the character?" Students then read and analyze another quote from the excerpt on their own and write a response.
This product includes...
* Link to a website that features the author reading the excerpt (registration required)
* Teacher directions in the notes section of each slide
* Two quotes from the excerpt to analyze
* A framed paragraph to provide support for struggling students
* A learning scale to score and provide feedback to students
Common Core Standards:
1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.