In preparation for writing an essay, TYWLS Harlem ELA teacher Emily Wylie watched her 6th graders struggle with the big challenge of analyzing their evidence. She wanted to give her students a way to dissect a piece of text, without doing all the thinking for them. 

Check out her adapted lessons slides that combine a modified version of Thought Bubbles and Babbling to support students in explaining cited quotes from the literary text When You Reach Me. Be sure to watch her 6th graders use both routines in the video below.

TYWLS Harlem Thought Bubbles + Babbling adapted lesson slides