Do your students know how to adequately show evidence from the text when they are asked? We often take for granted that students automatically know how to do this.
Use my Show Evidence From the Text: Nonfiction Reading Pratice resource to help your students! This resource includes a visual aid to help students remember, as well as three nonfiction passages with questions to practice citing evidence from the text. Suggested answers for each question (and identification of evidence from the passage) ARE included.
Students will enjoy the interesting nonfiction reading passages which feature the following topics:
• A woman and her son are sprayed with poop from a plane flying overhead.
• A woman takes in two kittens only to find out they are baby bobcats.
• A federal court rules on whether a monkey (or any animal/non-human) can sue for copyright infringement.
The file is a non-editable PDF file. It is meant to be printed and shared with your students.
Aligned with the following Common Core State Standards:
*READING ANCHOR STANDARDS*
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
*WRITING ANCHOR STANDARDS*
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Created and copyrighted by Tracee Orman
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