T-D-A. My learning support students would cringe when I said those three letters during ELA. Honestly, I would too! Having them read, and then re-read, and then make connections, and then state their claim, and then support their claim, and then turn all of that into a written response. Yikes! I didn't want my learning support students, or even the other students in the ELA room I co-teach in, to become discouraged and give up before they started - when having to answer a Text Dependent Analysis question.
My TDA Flip Folder breaks having to answer a Text Dependent Analysis question down into simpler steps. Students use the folder not only as a reference guide, but also as a place to organize all of their thoughts before putting them on to paper. The best part about the folder is once they're put together they're good throughout the year! I allow my students to use their folders any time they are completing a TDA written response. They are perfect to use at centers, independently at their seats, or even to take home!
- covers for the front of the folder
- pre-made notes to be put on the inside of the folder that include:
・What is a TDA Question
・Understanding the Writing Prompt
・What Should be Included in the Response
・Textual Evidence Sentence Starters
・Transition Words and Phrases
・ Steps to Develop a Claim
- a blank copy of the notes to customize yourself
- a place for students to organize their ideas that includes...
・a place for writing your thesis statement/claim
・listing your reasons and evidence to support your reasons
・TDA Writer's Checklist
- strips for students to write their thesis statement/claim
- squares to write their reasons, evidence, and conclusion (w/the option of printing on sticky notes)
- an optional writer's checklist, as well as a blank version to customize on your own
You will be receiving this as a PDF and as a Powerpoint that includes editable slides.
On all "editable" slides you will are able to insert text boxes for the text you would like to appear.
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