You should SEE EVIDENCE of your students' learning EVERYDAY. Exit Slips are an excellent way to ensure that your students are reflecting on their learning as well as a way to keep tabs on their progress.
Text EvidenceTextual Evidence Sentence Starters-an anchor chart that gives excellent textual evidence sentence starters to help students as they write constructed and extended responsesCheck out my Inference of the Day No Prep Printables and Introductory PowerPoint for more in-depth inferencing practice opportunities for your students! FREE
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!
Here is a helpful sign and printable for helping students use phrases when providing evidence from a text. Sign can be printed and used as an anchor chart, used as a handout, and/or glued in a writing notebook. **Checkout my other writing resources on my TPT page!**
This teacher did a great character study on the BFG. I think that's an excellent choice for character study! I also like to stress the difference between character traits and actions, then connect the two. Awesome anchor chart from oneextradegree.blogspot.com