Making claims and backing them up with texual evidence
Making a claim
To make a claim you must first read the passage. While reading you must be questioning and predicting what is going to happen next. Once you have done this you are ready to make a claim.
Backing up your claim
Your claim can be about anything. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that you have to be able to support it . To support your claim you need textual evidence. What is textual evidence you ask. Textual evidence is statement and quotes from the passage that help prove your claim .
Why do you make claims about passages?
Making claims helps readers better understand the passage. It also helps their ability to identify parts of the text that are important and parts that are not.