Assessing Evidence in Informational Writing


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When reading an informational text, start by separating the _____ from the evidence.

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For the sample argument below, which piece of evidence would be MOST relevant?

Consumer confidence was down in 2016.


Of these arguments, which one would the piece of evidence below be MOST significant for?

Congress passed women's suffrage soon after World War I.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Informational texts, such as newspapers and magazines, can contain important evidence. This pair of study guides will help analyze your comprehension of finding evidence in informational writing. The quiz will focus on terms associated with informational texts and assessing evidence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of assessments will test you on:

  • Examples of informational texts
  • What it means to assess the evidence
  • Term for the significance of the matter at hand
  • Questions for the sufficiency of evidence
  • Question that focuses on the importance of evidence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you comprehend key information from the related evidence in informational writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding terms associated with informational writing
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about assessing evidence

Additional Learning

To find out more about evidence in informational writing, review the corresponding lesson titled Assessing Evidence in Informational Writing. The lesson will cover the following key topics:

  • The three avenues of thought when assessing evidence in informational text
  • Sufficiency and how it relates to evidence in informational writing
  • Important questions to ask when assessing evidence