Using evidence to support claims can be so challenging for children to master. Use these activities to give your students a little practice.
We have created a set of task cards along with a graphic organizer for these our using evidence resources. While we have shared how we would use them in the classroom, we would love to hear your ideas below. Just share them in the comments section below.
Claim & Evidence Cards Claim & Evidence Mini-Lesson The blue cards are designed to be used as a part of your mini-lesson. We have created a claim: Our class is the greatest. To accompany this claim, we have made an assortment of smaller cards. Some of these are written to be evidence to support the claim and some of the statements do not belong. As part of your mini-lesson have students determine which cards are the evidence and which cards do not support the claim. You may also decide to conduct your mini-lesson without the evidence cards. You can have your students create their own evidence for the claim. Once the mini-lesson is complete, the cards can be placed at a center for sorting practice.
Claim & Evidence Graphic Organizer Once students have practiced the concept of supporting a claim with evidence, you can use our graphic organizer for independent work. Place at a center along with topic ideas and have students work to write evidence for a claim. Or, use as a writing option during independent writing time in your classroom. Students can complete a graphic organizer and transform it into a paragraph using their ideas. This could also be a writing mini-lesson! Have other ideas? Please share them below so that other teachers can use your great suggestions!
If you are looking for an anchor chart containing evidence based terms for your students, check out our version here: Evidence Based Terms Anchor Chart. It is a part of our resources on writing reading response journals in the classroom on The Curriculum Corner 456.