Text Evidence Activities | Citing Text Evidence

Jennifer Findley
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    Finding text evidence and citing text evidence are two reading skills that need to be modeled, practiced, and spiraled all year for our students to truly be successful.

    NOTE: The resources in this bundle have not been converted to digital unless noted. At this time, only ONE resource includes digital versions.

    About this Text Evidence Activities | Citing Text Evidence Resource

    This huge resource is a bundle of SEVEN text evidence resources. Each resource provides rigorous practice with inferring, finding text evidence, and summarizing that text evidence.

    Here are the text evidence activities included and a brief description (Click on each one or see the detailed previews above to learn more):

    *What's The Evidence? Activities - Use these low-prep text evidence activities to introduce the skill of inferring and finding relevant text evidence. This resource includes three sets of 8 short texts with a specific overarching topic (Animals, Locations, and Careers).

    *Text Evidence Color Coding Printables - Use these engaging fiction and nonfiction texts to have your students answer questions (that require inferring) and color code the matching text evidence. There is also an option to not use color coding. There are 16 no-prep printables in all. *Includes Digital Versions for Google Slides.

    *Find the Evidence Printables - Use these no-prep printables to have your students practice the skill of finding evidence to support a specific main idea or claim. There are 14 printables in all and a mix of fiction and nonfiction texts.

    *Find the Evidence Task Cards - These easy-to-use task cards require the students to find specific text evidence and then summarize that evidence. There are 36 task cards in all (fiction and nonfiction texts). These are rigorous and perfect for small group reading instruction and reading centers.

    *What Does the Text Evidence Reveal? - Finding text evidence is only one part of the skill that our students need. They also need to be able to explain what the evidence reveals or shows them. These 28 "What Does the Evidence Reveal?" task cards provide practice with this skill.

    *Which Evidence Best Supports Your Answer? Task Cards - Multi-part reading questions are showing up more and more on state assessments. These 28 text evidence multi-part task cards will help you prepare your students. Each task card has two questions. The first question requires the students to make an inference and the second question requires them to select the evidence that best supports their answer to the first question.

    *Who is the Speaker? Text Evidence Printables - Engage your students with finding text evidence with these “Who Is the Speaker?” printables. To complete the printables, the students will read a half-page text from an unknown speaker/narrator. The students will use text evidence to determine who the speaker of the text is. There are 10 printables included in this resource.

    Important Note:

    ****Note: These text evidence activities and printables require inferencing and are written at a 4th and 5th grade reading level. If you teach 4th grade and have struggling readers, I don't recommend this without significant support and modeling.

    Using the Citing Text Evidence Activities:

    These text evidence activities are truly versatile and can be used all year and for a variety of purposes. Here are some ideas:

    • Whole group instruction
    • Reading or literacy centers
    • Small group instruction
    • Reading test prep
    • Daily reading review
    • Homework

    Need Resources for Teaching RACE or RACES Strategy?

    This bundle does not include these resources, but they may also be helpful as you teach your students to answer questions and use text evidence.

    • Introducing RACE Booklet - I use this to initially introduce and teach this strategy. Other versions for ACE, RACES and more included.
    • Restate the Question Bingo - This is enaging activity to help your students practice restating questions.
    • FREE RACE Strategy Toolkit - Get lots of posters and printables to help you teach RACES and to help your students find success with this strategy.

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