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FREE sampler of Super Text Detectives: Find the Text Evidence! I love these for introducing my kids to close reading- and my kids have tons of fun coloring their answers!


Citing Text Evidence in 6 Steps

Knowing the answer is one thing...but being able to justify your thinking by citing text is an entirely different type of skill. Ta... More

FREE Bookmark Template~ Your students will use this so often you'll want to laminate these! The tips direct students to look at text, stanzas (poetry), graphs, and pictures for supporting clues. Check out this freebie, and lots of others @ The Creative Chalkboard!

Using actual text evidence, the students draw a picture of the setting and then cut out the text to prove it.


A FREE Text Evidence Lesson! (

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. This would be great when reading non fiction novels to talk about why this happened. grade