Do you do a TON of reading comprehension activities with your students??? Are you constantly asking, but HOW did you come up with that answer or WHY did you choose A/B/C/D?
Working on comprehension goals with middle and high school students involves reading passages, discussing them, and answering questions.
In my experience, students will often read an article and then guess their way through the questions. When I walk back through the article with them and tell them, "OK, so show me where in the text you got that answer," students then start to understand the connection that the answers they're selecting from are actually pretty clearly embedded in the text.
This worksheet is meant to help students visualize the connection between "the answer is A" and "this is the sentence in the text that proves my answer." The hope is, this sort of practice will help them to become better readers and to use data to inform their answers, not just guessing! You can use this along with any reading activity as a graphic organizer/worksheet.
I hope you enjoy using this resource with your students!!
This activity can benefit comprehension, use of evidence in essay writing, and even help serve as SAT practice.