The included story and comprehension activities in this free sample require students to justify answers by color-coding text evidence. The tasks are motivating and teach kids to think about what they read.
This is a free sample from Series 1 of the effective Reading Comprehension Color-Code Text Evidence series. It can be used with 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade students depending on skill level. The passage and worksheet are great for close reading activities that focus on citing textual evidence. Full answer key is included including suggested color-coding. The activity is great for whole group, small group, individuals, tutoring, centers, and homework applications. Pages in the packet are designed to be printed in either color or grayscale with good results. The color-coding text evidence activity is effective for homeschool or summer practice.
I am confident you will find the color-coding text evidence a very effective resource. It requires students to be accountable for their choices by citing text evidence. It requires thinking. But to color or shade evidence with colored pencils is fun and motivating. You will likely experience your students wanting MORE of this type of activity. Series 1 and series 2 provides many effective stories and articles for critical practice. See the links below for more information about this wonderful series.
Reading Comprehension Color-Code Text Evidence Series 1
Link to the Reading Comprehension Color Code SERIES 1 Product Page
Reading Comprehension Color-Code Text Evidence Series 2
Link to the Reading Comprehension Color Code SERIES 2 Product Page
Reading Comprehension Color-Code Text Evidence BUNDLE - Series 1 & 2
Link to the Reading Comprehension Color Code BUNDLE Product Page
Questions and Topics Addressed in this Resource
The story in this resource can be used as an assessment tool to test upper elementary students in grade 3, grade 4, grade 5 on their comprehension skill levels. The story and questions on the printable worksheets adhere to core standards in the U.S and elsewhere. The text based evidence activity can be a great supplement to district and state curriculum requirements and are easily adaptable to existing lesson plans. Students enjoy doing detective work as they try to justify their answers and then color code text evidence examples that match their responses.
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