In this activity, we will need to justify our answers to comprehension questions.
To prove our answers, we need to use evidence from the text.
To do this, we can use the P.E.E method!
It may sound funny but it stands for:
First, you make a point.
Then, you give a quotation from the text as evidence.
Then you explain how that quotation proves your point.
Read the passage below:
In a garden adorned with emerald leaves and blossoming trees, four friends, Lily, Max, Mia, and Jake, stumbled upon a wounded bird. Its delicate feathers, which were once a tapestry of white and gold, were now ruffled and faded. Its chirps echoed like a tiny orchestra, the notes trembling with fear.
With hearts pounding like drums, the children gently cradled the fragile creature; its heartbeat was a galloping horse in their hands. The four children looked at each other. They knew they must get this flightless bird to a rescue centre as soon as possible.
Did the children expect to find a wounded bird? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
The children stumbled upon a wounded bird.
This quotation tells us that they didn’t expect to see the bird there.
Here is our PEE answer:
The children did not expect to see a wounded bird in the garden. I know this because it says “They stumbled upon a wounded bird”. This shows they did not plan on seeing the bird because when you stumble upon something, it is unexpected and not planned.
Our point was: The children did not expect to see a wounded bird in the garden.
The evidence was: I know this because it says “They stumbled upon a wounded bird”.
We should use quotation marks around our evidence.
The explanation was: This shows they did not plan on seeing the bird because when you stumble upon something, it is unexpected and not planned.
The explanation explains why the quotation supports the point.
Great sentence starters to begin explanations include:
In this activity, you will be making points and supporting them with appropriate evidence.
Always remember to P.E.E!