Getting our students to do well on tests is just half the battle. In fact, it may really be just the start. After all, what is an “A” in test knowledge worth if you can’t do anything with it? We must teach them to be able to prove their answers with text evidence.
What if we helped students not just do well on tests, but do well because they could use their knowledge to prove answers correct by citing evidence, developing logical arguments, and critiquing their own answers?
I have found that it is this type of deeper and more rigorous thinking that allows for this to happen. Lesson 1 was all about identifying the key words in the question (http://bit.ly/1fXYbKg).
In this lesson we take it a step further and find those key words in the text.
It is based on the 2nd grade standard but can be used for enrichment for K-1 or re-teaching for grades 3-5.
Thank you and enjoy,
Adam and the School of Athens ~ Mind Adventures