This product provides additional practice on finding evidence from the text to support several claims and it includes a writing task stimulus. Perfect for Reading and Writing practice if you have Houghton Mifflin Journeys.
Claims are synonymous for thesis statements, main idea, controlling statements, to name a few. With this practice, not only are we hitting main idea and supporting detail benchmarks, and preparing them for writing, it is also helping students to comprehend the text using a different approach.
One example of a claim included is,
George Washington's troops are suffering.
Utilizing the text students will find evidence (supporting details) written by the author such as, "the soldiers are running out of food." It is recommended that students not only practice citing evidence, but paraphrase a few of the details as well. I have included an answer key with sample responses.
In addition to using the text, "They Called Her Molly Pitcher" from the Houghton Mifflin Journeys series. Students will then be given a writing task stimulus prompt that has them utilizing 4 sources to have them write an informational essay according to FSA Writing Standards:
"What is Patriotism?" (included)
"They Called Her Molly Pitcher" (not included, students will need to use the text found in Journeys)
"A Spy for Freedom" this is the accompanying text to "They Called Her Molly PItcher" in Journeys. (not included, students will need to use the text found in Journeys)
Students will use all 4 sources to identify the characteristics of patriotism using evidence from the sources. This also provides students with additional practice teaching character traits.
This includes several Florida Standards, listed are a few of the major benchmarks being met:
LAFS.5.RL.1.1Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
LAFS.5.W.1.2a: Introduce a topic clearly and provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
LAFS.5.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
LAFS.5.W.1.1b: Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
LAFS.5.W.3.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.