We've talked about how this particular question is a tricky one. Students know that they'll need to provide evidence from the text to support their idea.
We've talked a lot this year about "making your point" and how sometimes an author will find creative ways to do this.
Here are some of the ways we've discussed:
- they use italics like this: I am very happy.
- they use bold text like this: I am very happy.
- they use all uppercase letters like this: I am VERY happy
- they'll use persuasive language or questions (e.g. Don't you want to be as happy as me?)
- in a poem, an author might repeat phrases throughout the poem to bring your attention back to "their point"
- they might use punctuation to make their point by writing one or two word sentences: such as: I am. Very. Happy.