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Friday, October 25, 2013

Super Sleuth Blog Hunt- Stop # 10


Finding Text Evidence


In my new position this year as a reading specialist, I am sometimes amazed to see 2nd graders through 6th graders struggling with the same skills! One big skill that my kids need work with is finding textual evidence to support their answers to basic reading comprehension questions.

My kids are bringing in schema and making connections, but they struggle to tie their answers back to the text, which is such an important skill! Now that Common Core has brought an extra emphasis to text evidence, our teachers are really focusing on giving students structured practice defending their answers in the text.

Of course, we eventually want students using clues from the text to infer, analyze, evaluate, and draw conclusions, but many of my students are still struggling with the basics of finding the direct, explicitly stated evidence in the text- so I created this Color-Coding Text Evidence mini-pack.

Super Text Detectives- color-coded text evidence from Luckeyfrog Learning

After trying these out with my students this week, I would LOVE to know what you think- and if they work well for you, monthly sets for the whole year (or bundles!) can be downloaded in my TpT store!

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  1. The evidence pack is GREAT! Thanks for the freebie :)

  2. I LOVE this resource! Can't wait to use it in my class. My third graders (and some older ones) really struggle with just finding information straight from the text.

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  3. Fabulous idea to use color coding! I can't wait to use these. Looking forward to seeing more too! Thanks for sharing! :))
    Emily (TRT/OG)

  4. This is awesome! Thank you, so much for sharing!

  5. This will be great practice at finding evidence to support ideas. I love using different colored highlighters for marking different things in our reading. The kids do too.
    Carla atComprehension Connection

  6. I would love these in nonfiction! Thanks so much!

  7. I LOVE these activities. I have been working on text evidence with my fourth grade students for a few weeks and my struggling students still (like you said) can't find the explicit information directly stated in the text. Thank you so much for this activity, this is one of the BEST blop hops I have ever been on!!!

  8. With the implementation of CCSS, finding textual evidence is even more important. Thanks for sharing this valuable resource! I cannot wait to use it!

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  9. This looks great Jenny! I love this idea with the different colors and all the great question words. Thanks so much!

  10. My students are going to love this activity. What a great way to engage them! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Love the mini pack for text evidence. I can't wait for the full pack!!!!

  12. I already commented on your FB page...but LOVE these! I used one today and my 3rd graders LOVED it! I really like the color coding! Can't wait for more!

  13. My third graders are really struggling with looking back in the text to support their answers. Especially with nonfiction. Can't wait to try these.


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