Author’s Claims – 4th & 5th Grade Florida BEST Standards – ELA.4.R.2.4/5.R.2.4

Author’s Claims – 4th & 5th Grade Florida BEST Standards – ELA.4.R.2.4/5.R.2.4


Author’s Claims – 4th & 5th Grade – ELA.4.R.2.4/5.R.2.4

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching 4th & 5th grade students about the author’s claims. When an author makes a point or a claim, he or she should back it up with reasons and evidence. A reason is why the author believes his or her point. Evidence is the facts that support his or her point. An author sometimes provides multiple reasons to support his or her point. This packet is designed to specifically fit 4th & 5th grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.4.R.2.4/5.R.2.4 but can be used by anyone teaching the author’s claims.


⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and hands-on cut-and-paste visuals to help students master this skill.



✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original stories with custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. Anchor Chart/Journal Page
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  12. Test
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  • Why College Is Important- 880L


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