This product was created out of frustration from trying to get my 4th graders to provide text evidence in their written responses! I needed to find a way to reach them, something catchy that they would remember and use. I had successfully used the ACE strategy from Lovin' Lit's interactive notebooks last year with much success. However this year's crop of 4th graders just didn't grasp it with the same enthusiasm.
I was in the middle of correcting yet another evidence-less response when my son walked into the room singing "What Does the Fox Say?" You all know the annoyingly catchy tune! It was at this moment that inspiration struck and I realized that "Fox" could be easily replaced with "Text". The next thing I know I've got a classroom bulletin board planned in my head and ideas for posters and strategies to go with!
This product contains the graphics I created for my bulletin board, posters with sentence starters and my new F.O.X. formula for providing text evidence, 3 different graphic organizers, bookmarks for reading groups or individual use, a rubric aligned to Common Core Anchor Standard for Reading RL.1 and RI.1, some teaching ideas, and pictures of my bulletin board in action.
My students LOVE the spoof of the song and, wouldn't you know, have started to show more text evidence in their responses!
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