Textual Evidence
How do you cite textual evidence?

When citing textual evidence you must start your sentence off with...

According to the text...

On page __ it stats...

The author stats... 

Based on what I read...

Based on the passage...


In what types of text might you get your textual evidence from?

It can be found in the form of a quotation, paraphrased material, and descriptions of the text.


What is Textual Evidence?

Using specific words/phrases from an already published author that helps to prove a statement or to lend credibility to an idea.


What is the best way that you might find textual evidence?

  1. Read and understand the question or claim.
  2. Closely read the text to find the answer.
  3. Note inferences and quotations from the passage that support the answer or claim.
  4. Analyze the evidence.

What are three types of Textual Evidence?

Fact, Judgment, and Testimony.


True or False. You can use textual evidence to describe your opinion, belief, or argument. 



What must you do after your textual evidence?

After your textual evidence you must explain it.