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

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

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

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.

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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Practice Makes Perfect: Citing Textual Evidence Strategies, lesson plans, and ideas to help pupils locate and cite textual evidence

Practice Makes Perfect: Citing Textual Evidence Strategies, lesson plans, and ideas to help pupils locate and cite textual evidence

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Want to Encourage Students to Cite Evidence in the Text? This pack was created to provide resources to meet the CCS with short, engaging nonfiction text. This pack contains one differentiated reading passage on George Washington.  The freebie includes:Possible teaching pointsThree leveled passages about the same topic, with 4 questions.

Want to Encourage Students to Cite Evidence in the Text? This pack was created to provide resources to meet the CCS with short, engaging nonfiction text. This pack contains one differentiated reading passage on George Washington. The freebie includes:Possible teaching pointsThree leveled passages about the same topic, with 4 questions.

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