Textual Evidence Anchor Charts

Well-placed anchor charts are a reference for students and a tool that promotes great discussions. These 8 anchor charts will reinforce your students’ skills when it comes to finding and using textual evidence.

Infer it. For discussions that center on character decisions, this bright, bold anchor chart encourages students to use textual evidence to support their character analysis.

Look to the text. Use any text to create this anchor chart that prompts students to go back to the text. This chart also reinforces paraphrasing and reminds students to put ideas from the text into their own words.

From the author’s point of view. Quotes and ideas from the text (in blue) and the ideas that come from them (in orange) reinforce the idea that you have to find evidence and use it to make a claim.

Character traits revealed. This anchor chart can be used over and over as students use sticky notes to respond to different stories.

Tracking Text. Encourage students to get, use and think about evidence with this anchor chart. The levels and images (inner tube, snorkel and gold treasure) could also be used to give students feedback on how they’re using textual evidence.

Character discussion. When you’re reading multiple texts about a subject, record textual evidence with different colors for each type of text (fiction and informational text, primary and secondary sources, etc.).

Conversation reminders. This anchor chart keeps students grounded in the elements of a quality discussion.

Reader response. Use this chart to track which students are proposing textual evidence (with a box for each student) or keep track of textual evidence that students find each day (with a box for each day of discussion).

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