“Text Evidence, Proving What We Know”
Common core standards that this lessons meets…
3.RL.1-Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
4.RL.1-Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
According to some educators these are the least taught common core standards and yet our students will be required to understand and demonstrate their abilities to answer these type of questions correctly on common core standardized tests.
This pack will help your students understand how to answer textual evidence questions correctly and in turn they will be better prepared when testing.
It is important that students understand the central idea or big idea of a text but as teachers we need to also ask these questions….
How do you know?
How do you know what the central idea of the text is?
What proof do you have?
This standard will need to be specifically taught to students for them to be successful with it.
After students read a text they will be asked questions that they will have to provide a response that shows evidence of comprehension. Some questions from a text will be questions where the answers are directly in the text. These are explicit and obvious. Other questions that will be asked are implicit, with these questions the reader has to make meaning based on clues from the text. Those are called inferences. Your students will need evidence to support inferences. This type of textual evidence is not directly stated. Specific lines in the text might support your conclusions those are called inferences. Those lines in the text are what your students need to pay attention to and know how to correctly respond to the question.
The sample common core standardized tests ask the students a question about the text and then a second question that asks the students to identify support for whatever they inferred for the original question.
*****The two charts included can also be made into big anchor charts and used in your classroom when reading stories together or in guided groups.
*****Vocabulary cards for a lesson and to display in a pocket chart, and sentence frames that students can make into their own fans and keep for practice.
******Cover and practice pages using text evidence.
Happy teaching! Jane