Text Evidence Activities Print and Digital 3rd - 5th Grades

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Getting students to identify and quote text evidence can be so challenging! This print and digital Text Evidence unit provides a variety of learning opportunities to help your students get the practice they need to look back into the text to find evidence to support their answers. The entire Text Evidence Kit is differentiated into three levels and includes 10 color coding passages, 8 practice passages with questions, 3 games with 32 task cards for each, and RACE materials for constructed responses. Everything you need is here in this time-saving unit for busy teachers!

Here’s what it includes: (Print and Digital)

10 Color Coding Passages: Each in 3 Different Reading Levels with Questions


Amelia Earhart

Iguazu Falls


The History of M & M's

Fennec Fox

Levi Strauss

The Matterhorn

The London Tower

The History of Cotton Candy

8 Practice Passages: Each in 3 Different Reading Levels with Questions


Marco Polo

Beverly Cleary


Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Bicycle - A History


The Planet Saturn



The Voyager Missions

Finding Iron in Cereal

3 Text Evidence Games (Each game has 32 game cards)

3 Colorful Game Boards and 3 Black and White Game Boards

Game Markers for the Tic Tac Toe Game

Game Directions

Editable Game Directions

Record Sheet

RACE Posters, a RACE Template, RACE Examples (Please note...the RACE examples are constructed response examples. There are no related passages included for these, just the constructed responses to dissect and discuss).

Keys for Everything

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Teacher Notes with LINKS

Why you'll love this resource:

  • It is loaded with materials, from color-coding passages, to independent passages, games, and RACE materials!

  • It includes both print and digital formats so it can be easily used in the classroom or for homeschooling.

  • The passages are already differentiated for you into three different levels.

  • The entire bundle is scaffolded, to provide step by step student support.

  • The color coding passages really help students identify key information.

  • There are so many passages, it's easy to use several for spiral review or assessment.

  • Your students will love the high-interest passages and the fun games!

  • There are a variety of ways this unit may be used, from guided reading, to reader's workshop, reading centers, whole class, one on one, and more!!!

If you’re looking for additional text evidence resources, you might want to take a look here. This unit has 8 passages, 2 color coding passages and a set of task cards:

Text Evidence Unit

You might also like this Text Evidence practice reading game for centers, whole class, or for one on one:

Text Evidence Game

The Text Evidence Game is part of a 10 Game Nonfiction Bundle, as well as a 20 Game Reading Bundle with Nonfiction and Fiction for 4th and 5th grades:

10 Nonfiction Reading Games

20 Reading Games Bundle

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.


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