Activity Overview

Being able to answer questions with evidence from the text is a skill that students will be using throughout their life. In this activity, students will practice this exercise. They will be provided a question or a prompt and create a storyboard that answers the prompt using at least 3 pieces of evidence from the text to support their answer. The prompt for the example is, “What is Josh’s relationship with his parents like?” Students will be expected to use the description boxes to answer the question and illustrate the responses. Students should find three examples from the text to support their answer.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a storyboard that answers the prompt using three examples.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Type the question in the central black box.
  3. Think about examples from the text that support your answer.
  4. Type text evidence in the description boxes. Paraphrase or quote directly from the text.
  5. Illustrate each example using scenes, characters, and items.
  6. Save and submit storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 5-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1] Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/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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