C-E-R Writing Graphic Organizer & Outline (Distance Learning)

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder (2 pages)
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You've taught claim, evidence, and reasoning, but are your students actually applying the C-E-R framework to their writing? Want to make sure that your students keep your expectations in mind while writing? This double-sided graphic organizer acts as a scaffold to writing, helping students map out their ideas before they write, regardless of whether they're learning in-person or at home!

The front side of the worksheet is a graphic organizer for brainstorming, full of tips and checklists to keep students focused on their argument. The backside is blank for any short writing assignment, with some tips for students if they get stuck mid-responses.

This worksheet is perfect for one paragraph responses, but if you staple three copies of the front together, you can easily turn this into a full C-E-R outline for body paragraphs withing a 5-paragraph essay. This is a great handout for quick writes, journal prompts, or short responses.

As a bonus, you'll also get an editable Google Doc version of this graphic organizer. This is great for students who rely on technology for support or for distance learning.

This graphic organizer is a great tool to help struggling students gain confidence and remind them of what it means to use claims, evidence, and reasoning within their writing. Use one side, both, or mix and match depending on the assignments. Use this graphic organizer frequently and repeatedly with different writing questions to allow students to practice their writing again and again!

This resource includes:

  • Graphic organizer
    • One side for mapping out ideas
    • One side for writing
    • EDITABLE Google Doc version of both sides

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Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).


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