RI.4.8 Author’s Reasons and Evidence



This RI.4.8 Author’s Reasons and Evidence unit is packed full of standards-based lesson plans, professionally Lexiled passages, and activities to use while you are teaching the standard RI.4.8. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the unit is still valuable to use when teaching 4th grade students to use an author’s reasons and find evidence to support particular points in a text.

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The passages and graphic organizers are now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. (The lesson plans, small group activities, and assessments are not digitally converted at this time.)*

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In the pack you will receive:

  • 3 Mini Lessons
  • 7 Graphic Organizers
  • 5 Lexile leveled Passages (levels listed below)
  • 6 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain paper)
  • 12 Task Cards for any text
  • 1 Summative Assessment

The reading passages and assessments are now professionally leveled by Lexile.

  • One Hour of Play, Every Day- 960L
  • Device Free Dinners- 930L
  • Bag Ban- 1020L
  • Chores- 1000L
  • From Shopping to Shipping- 1050L
  • Assessment Reading #1- 880L
  • Assessment Reading #2- 970L

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

If you’re interested in using only the digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers, you can buy the 4th Grade Digital bundle here. This only comes with digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers.

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If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at [email protected].