When students evaluate, they form an opinion or judgment about a text. The Evaluating lesson, for grades 4–8, will help your students evaluate the quality of a text or its ideas. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Evaluating lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.