(1) Read the text.

(2)  Carefully read and think about what the question iss asking.  Analyze the question.

(3)  Then look in the text for information that will help you answer the question.

(4)  When using the author's exact words, use quotation marks and tell where it is located in the text.

(5)  Some ways to show proof for your answer (evidence):

  • The author wrote . . .

  • The author stated . . .

  • According to the text . . .

  • The text stated . . .

  • In the text, it said . . .

  • One example from the text is . . .

  • Based on what I read . . .

  • On page ___ it said . . .

  • On page ____, I noticed . . .

  • ____ because in the text ___

  • For instance . . .

  • For example . . .

  • The writer explains . . .

(6)  Explain each detail after you provide the evidence.  Here are some starters to help you.

  • This is because . . .

  • This shows . . .

  • This reveals . . .

  • This illustrates . . .

  • This highlights the difference between . . .

  • From reading,   I know that . . .

  • This explains . . .

  • Since the author stated that . . .

  • Because of this, . . .

  • I can connect this to . . .

  • I observed . . .

  • I figured this out because . . .

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