In today's lesson we are going to have a discussion about finding and using textual evidence correctly. Theoretically, students would know how to do this from the previous year, but as we all know they forget and/or it doesn't happen as we would like it to in a perfect world. I also have students from different districts, and they seem to have gotten different ideas that I want to bring together. So, today we will view the video lesson below (shout out to the person who made this. I wish I knew you so I could use your name) about finding textual evidence that gives the students an assignment at the end. (I love this lesson because it is presented very simply and students can view it at home as much as needed.)
*I'd like to give a shout out to Vanessa Miller -the person who made this video and posted it for the rest of us to benefit. Thanks!
At the end of the video, I will freeze the paragraph, and we will both underline textual evidence and answer the question together on the SMART board. I want to model this for students and will include the use of direct quotes in my answer. Alternative method - You could also type a copy of the paragraph and print it for students with space at the bottom for their response. This would allow for collecting their response.
Then, I will display the attached example short answer (New Boy in School) and ask students to identify the textual evidence found in the response. I will ask students to note that although we have not read the story mentioned in the response, we can follow the student's answer and understand. This is because the student provided a good explanation including textual evidence.
Finally, I will ask students to get a copy of the attached textual evidence sheet from the caddy. Note - I found this on Pinterest and would love to know who to credit. I will have students use this anytime they answer short answer questions for me.
Students will listen to the audio -picking up where we left in the last class - and follow in their books. As they do they will be very involved in the text, actively reading per the instructions on the Reading Circle sheets.
I will allow the class to read until the last five minutes of class time and record their stopping point. Each class should finish the first section of the book today.
Wrap up time is spent allowing students to "debrief" independently - collecting their post its and/or completing their thoughts on their Reading Circle sheets. We always discuss questions or concerns before class is dismissed. As today ends the section, I will remind students that they have a Reading Circle Meeting and section quiz when we return next week.