Perfect for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders working on rigorous extended responses to complex literature. This packet features a scaffolded graphic organizer that has three sections for student response - students are directed to state a claim, provide reasoning, and show evidence from the text. This sheet can be photocopied and used for any response to literature, and would be a great addition to homework packets and independent practice.
This packet also includes 7 pieces of literature and 3 extended response questions for each passage. Have students choose 1 question to answer or have them respond to all three!
These passages were all derived from Project Gutenberg and reflect the growing complexity of text as aligned to Common Core standards.