Teach students how to use source material from a novel or article to back up a claim through the clever "nugget" process. You see, each item carefully chosen from the text to help back-up the student's POV is a nugget that must be inserted into the writing properly and effectively.
This simple PPT explains the nugget process as three-fold: assertion, evidence, commentary. A sample text is included which can be projected on the SmartBoard for students to use the interactive markers to identify each of the three part of the nugget.
Excellent tool for middle school students, or even high school students who need a refresher on how to integrate their quotations into writing.