This Textual Evidence packet provides various versions of the same graphic organizer to encourage and guide students in extracting textual evidence and/or finding claims.
Each graphic organizer (except the one on page 5) is based on the article, “Child Labor Used to Make Soccer Balls.” The link to this article is provided on the top of the graphic organizers on pages 2-4.
Use the graphic organizer that you feel will best suit your students.
Comparing the finding of textual evidence to a Scavenger Hunt provides high-interest even for those reluctant readers/learners. Adding an actual prize (such as treats or some other incentive of your liking) adds to the students’ engagement in this activity. Additionally, making this a team activity encourages collaboration and positive peer relationships.
-Descriptions of each page:
o Page 2: Claims are provided; students are to find the textual evidence that supports each claim.
o Page 3: Students are responsible for forming their own claims and finding the textual evidence that supports each claim.
o Page 4: The textual evidence is provided; students are responsible for inferring the claim that the textual evidence supports.
o Page 5: This is a blank graphic organizer that can be used for any text.