Reasons and Evidence - Reading Comprehension Passages Google Classroom

Kristine Nannini
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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Perfect for grades 3 – 6

Students are often surprised to learn that not everything they read in an informational text is true. Authors include their own opinions, beliefs, and ideas, which may be false or unfounded. When reading an informational text, students must look at the claims with a critical eye and analyze the evidence the author provides to support the claims.

The goal of this resource is to help students identify an author’s point or claim and think critically to analyze the reasons and evidence used to support the point or claim. As students progress through this resource, the text and questions increase in complexity. This resource will help your students do the following:

  • Identify an author’s point or claim
  • Identify which reasons and evidence support a point or claim
  • Identify the different types of reasons and evidence used to support a point or claim
  • Analyze the type and strength of evidence used to support a point or claim
  • Analyze which points or claims are supported by reasons and evidence and those which are not

This resource includes everything you will need to practice reasons and evidence to support a point and analyzing an author’s claim with your students! I’ve included THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE for you to easily differentiate in your classroom!


**A digital version is also included for use with Google Classroom.**

With the digital version, you have the option to go 100% paperless.


Included in this resource:

Leveled Passages

This resource contains ten differentiated informational text passages. There are three levels of each passage so you can easily differentiate with your students. The levels are based on word count and Lexile levels, which can be found in the top left corner of each passage.


Five Questions Per Passage

Each passage contains an assortment of five short-answer, multiple-choice, and graphic-organizer questions.

Detailed Answer Keys

Answer keys with detailed example responses are provided with every set of questions.

Perfect for grades 3 through 6!


As always, please ask ANY and ALL questions before purchasing. Thank you so much!

Thank you, and enjoy!

Copyright© 2019 Kristine Nannini

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Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display

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