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Mr. Curran

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Reading Strategy - Back Up Ideas About Characters with Evidence

on the Lesson Picture on the left to view the example While reading, try to come up with a theory (or an idea) that you have about one of your characters. After coming up with that theory, be on the lookout for times in your story where that character says or does something that connects to the theory (idea) that you came up with and jot it down! Then explain how that part proves your idea! 1. on to access the template 2. Come up with a theory or an idea about a character and jot it in the box that says "Theory" 3. Begin your independent reading and find where the character says or does something that connects to that idea. When you come across one of these parts, use the tool to add it below your theory in a post it note. Remember to explain how it proves your theory! 4. Don’t just list what happened, explain how it’s proof to an idea you have. 5. When you need more Post Its, on the on Page 1 on the right column and on "duplicate" to make a copy of your Page 1 Template. 6. Continue to on so you can keep building on your idea(s) throughout your entire novel!

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Reading
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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