Identifying Evidence

Examining evidence is a large part of reading and writing rhetorically. Before students can effectively analyze and evaluate an author's evidence, they must identify where it is in a text. Knowing what type of evidence an author uses is also important. For example, authors use interviews, research studies, eyewitness testimony, visuals, data and other types of quantitative and quantitative information to support their claims. This activity will help students develop this skill before they move on to analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of the evidence.

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We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; and cite specific evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
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Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
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