Activity Overview

In this activity, students will be provided a question or prompt to answer using evidence from the text. The prompt here is: “How is the article both entertaining and informative?”


  • “Imagine this scene: You’re at your desk happily reading Explorer magazine.”
  • “Is your cornea super strong? No!“
  • “Playing Today at a Theater in Your Eye: Explorer magazine!”


  • “As light passes through the cornea, it slows down. That makes the light change direction, or bend.”
  • “The image appears on your retina at the back of your eyeball.”
  • “The image is upside down. Luckily, your brain flips the image right side up.”

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard to plan your answer to the prompt using at least three examples.

  1. Think about the question, "How is the article both entertaining and informative?"
  2. Think about examples from the text that support both sides.
  3. Type the text evidence in the description boxes. Paraphrase or quote directly from the text.
  4. Illustrate each example using scenes, characters, items, etc.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/1] Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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Text Evidence
Answer the given question using at least three examples from the text.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Support from Text
Examples chosen fully support the answer to the question.
Some of the examples answer the question correctly, but not all.
Most of the examples do not support the answer to the question.
Quote / Text
Evidence provided from the text is properly quoted or paraphrased.
There are some minor mistakes in the quote / description from text.
Quote or paraphrase is incomplete or confusing.
Illustration of Examples
Ideas are well organized. Images clearly illustrate the examples from the text.
Ideas are organized. Most images help to show the examples from the text.
Ideas are not well organized. Images are difficult to understand.

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