CER | Claim Evidence Reasoning Practice

Teaching Muse
15.1k Followers
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
Standards
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
Pages
12 plus digital version and an answer key
$3.00
$3.00
Share this resource
Teaching Muse
15.1k Followers
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).
Also included in
  1. Introduce and reinforce the CER strategy with your science students using the bundle of print and digital materials. These lessons will walk you through introducing the claim, evidence, and reasoning method to your students to help clarify, think critically, and explain their scientific reasoning to
    $6.25
    $8.00
    Save $1.75

Description

Are you trying to implement the CER science strategy into your classroom but need more example worksheets for your students master writing about their scientific explanations? This claim, evidence, and reasoning lesson includes ten practice CER videos or readings for students to identify a claim, identify supporting evidence, and write an explanation using scientific reasoning.

Like this claim, evidence, reasoning lesson? Get started using CER in your classroom with this introductory lesson. Click here to see more.

Students will:

  • Identify a claim based on watching a video or reading a short passage
  • Support their claim with evidence based on observations from a video or details from the reading passage
  • Explain their thinking through scientific reasoning

This lesson includes:

  • Sneak Peek into My Classroom: Two pages of ideas and tips on how to use this resource in your classroom. Includes Youtube links to four videos that are used.
  • Digital link to the Google Slide version of the worksheet, which can easily be distributed through your learning management system such as Google Classroom, Schoology, etc
  • Printable student response graphic organizers or worksheets
  • Answer key

How to use this activity in your classroom:

  • After introducing the CER claim, evidence, reasoning strategy to your students, use these activities to practice each step of the strategy.
  • Use the activities as a whole class activity, science stations, or emergency sub plans.
  • Activities can be used at the beginning of the year after introducing the science writing strategy. Then continue using the examples throughout the year. These activities are great to use before holiday breaks as a way to keep students engaged.

Feedback from teachers who have used these CER practice sheets in their classroom:

  • Print and go! It was so easy, and there are SO many options for you to pick from. It was great to introduce this, and then I'll come back to some of the other prompts as a review with practice later in the year! I've taught CER for the last 5 years, and this by far was the most effective and engaging resource for doing so!
  • My students used this product to practice writing CER in science. We used it during whole group lessons, small groups, and independent work.
  • I used this to introduce claims, evidence, and reasoning with my 5th graders. They thought it was so fun and engaging! They really understood. Thank you so much!
  • SO HELPFUL! I really enjoyed using this with my students. They liked the different approaches to the CER information (like reading or watching a video), and they were quite engaged!

Science units you might be interested in:

Kindly Note: If you have questions, do not hesitate to email me at Teaching Muse Email

PLEASE PREVIEW BEFORE PURCHASING

__________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting Teaching Muse. I would love for you to become a follower. 

Teaching Muse followers receive new product information and discounts on any new items!

__________________________________________________________________

All rights reserved by Teaching Muse. This product is to be used by the original downloader ONLY. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. Additionally, this product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). They are intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

Total Pages
12 plus digital version and an answer key
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up