My good friend Christina at Sugar and Spice has created an AMAZING resource for finding evidence in the text. This is a skill that my kids really struggle with. Christina has made this skill very easy to teach. She created a set of fiction and nonfiction passages that teaches children how to read the same piece of text multiple times. Then she gives the kids 3 specific pieces of information to find in the text. She wraps up by asking the students one question they have to write a response for.
You can read more about her passages at her blog. You can grab the freebie while you're there:
Or, you can grab the whole pack here: