This criteria list can be applied to any book where children read and answer comprehension questions afterward. It is important that children understand and practice identifying when an answer matches the criteria and when it does not. For this to be used successfully, children would need access to the book or excerpt they read.
Over time, children can look back at the criteria and become better critics of their own work. Furthermore, they can also peer edit their work with the help of the criteria to make specific recommendations for improvement to classmates.
I typically gave partner pairs a question and an answer to a book we had recently read. The answer followed some, but not all of the criteria. The partner team would try to figure out the “magic number” that I had already written down, saying how many points their answer earned. The kids loved to put on their “teacher hat” and grade work!
Finally, it is important to have children write in their specific target for the day, since they will revisit answering text questions many times throughout the year. For example, they may write, "I can answer text questions using specific details after reading Nasreen's Secret School."