In this activity, we will need to back up and support our answers to comprehension questions.
To prove our answers, we need to use evidence from the text.
Read the passage below:
When they were exploring the nature garden, Lily, Max, Mila and Jake stumbled across an injured bird. Its feathers looked tangled and faded. Its little, shaking chirps echoed around the garden.
How did the children know the bird was injured? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
Which words from the text tell us the bird is injured (apart from the word injured itself)?
Its feathers looked tangled and faded.
This quotation proves that the bird is injured.
The children knew the bird was injured because the text says "Its feathers looked tangled and faded".
Here, we have made a point: The children knew the bird was injured ...
And then supported it with evidence, which is a quotation from the text (using quotation marks):
...because the text says "Its feathers looked tangled and faded."
In this activity, you will be finding evidence to prove your points. Make sure the quotation you pick supports your point!