Tuesday, September 23, 2014
R.7.1 - Citing Textual Evidence: Word-for-Word & Paraphrased Support
Last week, we talked about how READING is THINKING! Your inner voice should talk to you while you're reading and say things like, "This part is confusing..." or "I predict this will happen..." or "That makes me think of this one time when I..." or "Now I get it!" I modeled how to use post-its to flag thoughts in my book while I was reading and 'code' them with the kind of thought it was. Students then did the same thing for their independent chapter books.
This led naturally into students needing to use textual evidence to support their thinking because all of their thoughts were sparked by something they read. One day we discussed word-for-word support and practiced. The next day we discussed paraphrasing to support your thinking. Here are the anchor charts and student practice examples: