Text Evidence and Inferences for Beginning Readers

Growing Firsties
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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84 pages
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Text Evidence 101! Using the text to find text evidence is a difficult skill for beginning readers. This pack is carefully scaffolded to break these essential reading behaviors into small parts to help your first and second graders cite text evidence and make inferences using context clues. It will set your readers up for success during independent, partner and small group reading. Very helpful for test prep, small group RTI intervention, guided reading and whole group instruction.

Designed with the gradual release of responsibility in mind, each of the five components of the pack has five versions. You can build your readers' independence with finding text evidence and making inferences by modeling what to do using the multiple scaffolded options & answer keys.

I've found that it has even helped my readers build their Growth Mindset! Finding Proof is so versatile, you can use it as a supplement to your reading curriculum or as a stand alone Readers Workshop Unit of Study. Works whether you are teaching in person or virtually with distance learning (for use as Google Slides or in Google Classroom)

This pack contains printables, anchor charts, lesson ideas, parent letter, teaching projectables, answer keys and more! The digital version is in google slides.

****Print and DIGITAL (Google Classroom)****


1. Scaffolding with Photographs - What's Your Evidence?

2. Traits and Feelings - Which Trait or Feeling?

3. Inferences - What's it Mean? Prove it!

4. Text Evidence in Mini-Passages

5. Text Evidence in Mid-Length Passages

This product has been designed for first and second graders, but has been used successfully with students third grade and up, as well! Make sure to read the feedback and download the preview!

Total Pages
84 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.


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