Use this lesson to teach your students to cite evidence from the text with introductory phrases. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/reading-comprehension-and-evidence-based-terms/" target="_blank">Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms</a> lesson.
Students will be able to use text evidence to prove their answers to comprehension questions.
Students will be able to refer explicitly to text with introductory phrases using sentence stems.
Activate prior knowledge by asking students where they get information. Allow them to talk to a partner before sharing out to the whole group.
Facilitate a class discussion about where we get information (e.g., movies, books, conversations with family and friends, experiences, television) and point out that a lot of what we learn comes from some form of text. We can often pick out the exact words in a text that helped teach us something.
Go over the language objective with the class, and explain that today's lesson will be about picking out the evidence from a text that helps us answer questions.