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Lesson Plan: Citing Textual Evidence

Grade Level: Middle 6 (approximately 11-12 years old)

Introduction: - Begin the lesson by explaining the importance of citing textual evidence when making claims or supporting arguments. - Discuss how citing evidence helps to strengthen our understanding of a text and allows others to verify our claims. - Provide real-life examples where citing evidence is necessary, such as in courtrooms or scientific research.

Lesson Outline: 1. Warm-up Activity (5 minutes): - Show a short video clip or read a short passage that presents an argument or claim. - Ask students to identify any evidence provided to support the claim. - Discuss the importance of evidence in supporting claims.

  1. Understanding Textual Evidence (10 minutes):
    • Explain the concept of textual evidence, which refers to specific details or information from a text that supports a claim or argument.
    • Provide examples of different types of textual evidence, such as direct quotes, paraphrases, and summaries.
    • Discuss the importance of selecting relevant and reliable evidence.
  2. Identifying Textual Evidence (15 minutes):
    • Show a video or provide a short reading passage.
    • Model the process of identifying and highlighting textual evidence within the text.
    • Guide students in identifying key details and evidence that support the main idea or claim.
  3. Questioning and Discussion (10 minutes):
    • Engage students in a discussion by asking questions such as:
      • Why is it important to cite evidence when making claims?
      • How does citing evidence strengthen our arguments?
      • What challenges might arise when identifying relevant evidence?
  4. Practice Activity: Worksheet (15 minutes):
    • Distribute a worksheet that includes short passages or excerpts from texts.
    • Instruct students to read each passage and identify at least two pieces of textual evidence to support a given claim or answer a specific question.
    • Encourage students to use highlighters or underline the evidence within the text.

Assessment: - Monitor students’ participation during the discussion and questioning session. - Collect and review completed worksheets to assess students’ ability to identify and cite textual evidence accurately. - Provide feedback and offer additional support as needed.

Differentiation: - For students who need extra support, provide sentence starters or sentence frames to help them cite evidence. - For advanced students, challenge them to find additional evidence or analyze the effectiveness of the evidence provided.

Plenary: - Summarize the main points discussed during the lesson. - Ask students to share one thing they learned about citing textual evidence. - Emphasize the importance of practicing this skill in their future reading and writing tasks.

Video Resources: 1. “Citing Textual Evidence” by Teaching Without Frills: - Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e9ZRGjUZz0

  1. “Citing Textual Evidence” by Study.com:
    • Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e9ZRGjUZz0

Worksheet Resources: 1. “Citing Textual Evidence Worksheet” by Education.com: - Link: https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/105682/citing-textual-evidence.pdf

  1. “Citing Textual Evidence Practice Worksheet” by ReadWorks:
    • Link: https://www.readworks.org/lesson_images/lesson_uploads/0001/000198/1/medium/citing-textual-evidence-practice-worksheet.pdf