Responding to Text Questions using Evidence Based Terms

common core

Within the common core standards, students are expected to reference the text when answering questions. Each written response question they answer ends with, “Use evidence from the text to support your answer.” But, students don’t always know how start a text based evidence answer. Below are some examples of phrases students could use to start their answers to evidence based questions. (Some of these phrases came from a fellow teacher who uses a site called The Teacher Next Door.)

 

The author wrote…

According to the text…

In the text, it said…

One example from the text is…

Based on what I read…

On page___, I noticed…

In paragraph___, it said…

For example…

I know this because…

 

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