Whether you're new to teaching or just new to upper-elementary in general, a big buzzword you'll run across in your curriculum is "text evidence" It's tough teaching young readers how to reference a text and cite evidence when responding to a question. That's where we come in! We've put together a collection of top-tier teaching resources perfect for teaching your students to use textual evidence in their written responses.
Teaching text evidence means teaching kids how to use specific examples from a text to support their claims or understandings about the text. This skill is important because it helps children develop a deeper understanding of the text and make connections between it and their own experiences. It also helps them to build critical thinking skills and to support their opinions with evidence rather than just their own opinions.
Educational resources included in this collection are text evidence worksheets, R.A.C.E.S. Writing activities, text evidence anchor charts with hints and techniques, complete units and lesson plans. You'll also find a wide variety of interactive PowerPoints, Google Slides teaching presentations, reader's theater resources, reading games, writing prompts and much more! Use these fun reading resources to engage your students in the text.
Integrate reading, writing, and American history with a worksheet about the Boston Tea Party using the RACES writing strategy for text evidence.
Practice using the RACES writing strategy for text evidence with a Lewis and Clark Passage, graphic organizer, and worksheet.
Use this passage, second grade writing prompt, and worksheet to help students write a constructed response paragraph about Amelia Earhart.
Differentiate reading instruction with leveled nonfiction, compare and contrast passages, and worksheets.
Practice reading comprehension skills and learn about microplastic pollution in our oceans with a reading comprehension activity.
Enhance your students' comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills with this nonfiction Earth Day passage and accompanying activities.
Learn about the planets with differentiated compare and contrast passages, activities, and writing opportunities.
Discover the influence and positive character traits of Thurgood Marshall with a reading passage and RACES writing prompt for fourth grade.
Practice using the RACES writing strategy and discover the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights with a passage, organizer, and prompt.
Read and write about George Washington Carver using the RACES strategy for constructed response paragraphs.
Enhance your students' comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills using a high-interest reading passage about Tornadoes.
An article and comprehension task celebrating women and Women's History Month.
A comprehension worksheet paired with a literary text about a princess who demands to hear the loudest sound in the world.
A comprehension worksheet paired with an informational text about the naked mole rat.
Differentiate reading instruction with nonfiction texts, compare and contrast activities, and response to text writing opportunities.
Read, write, and discover facts about the women’s rights movement with a reading passage and comprehension worksheet pack.
Provide students with Social Studies and Writing instruction using the RACES strategy for constructed response paragraphs.
Learn fun facts about Susan B. Anthony with a differentiated comprehension passage and assessment.
Use our constructed response writing prompts for fourth grade to learn about the fearless Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs).
A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 of Teach Starter's Grade 4 "What's Buzzing?" magazine.
A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 of Teach Starter's Grade 3 magazine.
A comprehension worksheet paired with a persuasive text about social media.
Use these task cards to practice analyzing characters within any fictional text.
A comprehension task to use when learning about Greta Thunberg.
Bring National Chocolate Day into your classroom with a biography and RACES writing worksheet about Milton Hershey.
Discover the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy sources with a comprehension passage and worksheet.
Practice close reading strategies, vocabulary, and writing skills with an Intolerable Acts worksheet and writing prompt.
Integrate reading, writing, and celebration of world cultures with differentiated paired passages comparing Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.
Use this Irma Rangel worksheet and writing prompt to help students write a paragraph using text evidence.
Integrate science, social studies, and first grade reading comprehension skills with a group of ten nonfiction reading comprehension worksheets.
Learn about the amazing Amanda Gorman with a printable reading comprehension passage and questions.
Uncover facts about Helen Keller with a reading passage and worksheet pack to practice comprehension, character analysis, and sequencing.