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Read how one teacher has found success helping her students learn to justify their answers using specific parts of the text.

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Citing Text Evidence in 6 Steps

Text evidence sentence starters for students and lots of tips for teaching kids to cite text evidence in reading on Upper Elementary Snapshots: Citing Text Evidence in 6 Steps

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One of the shifts of the common core is "Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational." Is it always warranted that a student cite using MLA format? No. Teaching students how to informally cite text to support what is explicitly stated and to support inferences is very important as they analyze texts for multiple purposes.

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Link to blog post with free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades 4-8. http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com

Link to blog post with free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades 4-8. http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com

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ACE Answer Cite Extend Strategy for answering open-ended & citing text evidence

reading response worksheet - restating question and using text evidence -good ws outline for common core texts, also can serve as a graphic organizer (an ebp)

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Citing Text Evidence in 6 Steps

This blog post is full of practical ideas you can use now, to teach your students to justify their answers using the text. Help your students reading comprehension grow by citing text evidence.

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REFERENCE CARDS (Show Me the Evidence strips): These strips provide students with stems to assist them when citing specific evidence for written responses and class discussions.

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