Interpreting text evidence is VERY challenging for students. At best they often just provide evidence without explaining the evidence and often they don't connect this evidence to their claims about text.
Do you want your middle school aged students to be able to think about their reading in a more sophisticated way? This resource walks students step-by-step through the creation of quote sandwiches and warrants. I believe that you will find that these two strategies covered in this video will form the foundation of your work on getting students to think and write deeper about texts. This video lesson can be shown directly to students. It begins with a crime scene mystery that leads students into an understanding of how to use warrants and then quote sandwiches to structure their thinking about texts. I guarantee you will use the strategies taught in this video again and again and again with your students. This resource also provides exposure to a beautiful short story that gives students the opportunity to practice their warrants and quote sandwiches.
I guarantee that you will want to come back for my video lessons at Level 2 (Interpretation through Analysis) and Level 3 (Interpretation through Association)
Trust me on this purchase, the instructional knowledge that you are learning through this video is worth far more than the $6 dollars I am charging for this content. You'll also find that levels 2 and 3 will vastly extend your repertoire of how to teach students how to think deeper about their reading. You might pay at least a hundred dollars to learn these techniques at a conference or through an all day P.D.
ALL SLIDES shown in the video are offered as supplementary material FREE with this video. A link to the read aloud is also included.