Students struggle with not only identifying the most effective evidence for supporting their ideas but also with explaining how that evidence supports the prompt and their topic sentence.
This fun activity provides students a different perspective of constructed response. Rather than writing a paragraph or an essay, students will draw the main character of R.J. Palacio's book Wonder using only the evidence provided in the excerpt.
The activity sounds easy, but students quickly find out how easy it is to miss the fine details.
Over the years, I have found this activity to be the "ah-ha!" moment for my students. It allows them to connect to my constant preaching about how we must use the right evidence and then support it to answer a question.