Define Evidence Versus Just a Detail

Define Evidence Versus Just a Detail

Define Evidence Versus Just a Detail Mar 17, 2016 | [Reading] When asked to cite evidence for their thinking, many students simply pluck out miscellaneous words and phrases from the text thinking they are citing evidence. However, often these details are just...
Annotate Multimodal Texts

Annotate Multimodal Texts

Videos are referred to as multimodal texts–meaning students have to use both visual and audio modes of communication to analyze the information presented. Unlike other types of visuals (e.g., photographs, illustrations, infographics, editorial cartoons, etc.),...

Constructed Responses Require Textual Evidence

Constructed-responses are a specialized type of writing that requires explicit, formulaic instruction. Smekens Education utilizes the Yes, MA’AM strategy to teach students the essential facets of the formula. This simple acronym acts as a frame, ensuring all...