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Writing Conference



SESSION 3  |  Grades 2-12 / ELL Levels 3-5


Troubleshoot the 4 common evidence errors

Create an evidence-rich classroom

Purchase Close-Reading Questions for Informational Text and Literature.

Download a text-dependent planner.
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Problem #1 Response lacks evidence

Problem #2 Response not rooted in the text(s)

Put “eyeballs” on the page.

Incorporate citation to prove the evidence came from the text.

Problem #3 Provides details—but not evidence

Explain that all details are not evidence.

Problem #4 Responses lack explanation of evidence

Clarify evidence versus explanation.

Justify right—and wrong—answers with the Bullseye Strategy.