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Teacher Tips and Answers

Using Evidence from Sources

Whenever you use ideas from a source, you need to name the source and the author. Usually, you put the ideas in your own words (paraphrase them).

Glenda of the Giraffe People

By Leslie Fields

Glenda liked to hang around. Literally. Every recess, she hung from the monkey bars until the line of kids barked her down. Then she would hang from the side braces of the swings. At home, she . . .

In the story “Glenda of the Giraffe People,” Leslie Fields (Title and Author) shows a student who hangs from monkey bars and trees to stretch. . . . (Paraphrase)

If you use the writer’s exact words, put the words in quotation marks. If the quotation is followed by a comma or period, put it inside the end quotation mark.

In the story “Glenda of the Giraffe People,” Leslie Fields (Title and Author) shows a student who “likes to hang around. Literally.” (Quotation) Glenda wants . . .

Paraphrase and quote.

Paraphrase and quote the selection. Credit the title and author. Make a copy of this Google doc or download a Word template.

This lesson is a part of the Reading and Writing for Literature Assessment unit.

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