Finding Evidence in a Reading Passage: Strategies & Examples


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1. A nonfiction author may include all these types of evidence EXCEPT _____


Which quotations would NOT help support your argument about understanding the knowledge of the past in The Giver?

''The man shook his head. 'No, no,' he said. 'I'm not being clear. It's not my past, my childhood that I must transmit to you.'

He leaned back, resting his head against the back of the upholstered chair. 'It's the memories of the whole world,' he said with a sigh. 'Before you, before me, before the previous Receiver, and generations before him.'''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to find evidence in a reading passage, certain techniques must be used. Gauge your knowledge of these techniques by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your comprehension of:

  • Types of evidence a nonfiction author might include
  • Why evidence is important
  • What makes evidence strong
  • Supporting arguments
  • What quotations and paraphrases are examples of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on locating evidence in a reading passage
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of evidence and its importance in arguments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the types of evidence a nonfiction author would use

Additional Learning

You can learn more by using the lesson called Finding Evidence in a Reading Passage: Strategies & Examples. Explore this lesson to:

  • Identify the steps used to find evidence in passages
  • Examine the importance of providing evidence
  • Review the different types of evidence