Use for ANY story or novel.
1: PAGE 1 ONLY
Print page 1 double-sided for a focus on gathering text evidence.
- track dynamic character growth by assigning one at the beginning, middle, and end of a novel
- hold students accountable to reading the assigned chapters by printing page 1 for the assigned reading (by gathering text evidence quotes, students will not be able to just look at Spark Notes)
- find and analyze the protagonist and an antagonist, one per side
2: PAGE 1 and 2
Print front and back so that students can gather text evidence when they read and then utilize it in their writing.
- perfect amount of work for use with any short story
- great to use in a longer novel during a formative moment for a character or a climactic moment of change
- use weekly during a novel study so that students can see their growth in these skill areas.
3: PAGE 2 ONLY
Great to use once students have a handle on gathering text evidence.
- can be used to analyze any character
- reminds students of the important building blocks of any paragraph
- provides tools so students can smoothly integrate quotes
- gives students repeated practice citing evidence
This resource is perfect for repeated skill-building practice so students can master text evidence, quoting source, citing sources, and building solid paragraphs.
Addresses Standards grades 6-12. Examples shown below:
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.