CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) Rubric - Easy to Edit DOC File

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This rubric addresses the major components in an effective CER paragraph.

C = claim (introductory sentence)

E = evidence (support)

R = reasoning (concluding sentence)

This DOC file is a fully editable CER rubric ready to use in your classroom. The rubric makes grading simple and holds students accountable. I give my students a copy of this rubric in the beginning of the year and it's one of the first things they glue into their notebook.

I use the CER technique often in my science classroom but it is applicable across the content areas. The CER technique requires students to use evidence from a source (text, notes, video, article, etc.) to support a claim.

The CER paragraph is great as a stand-alone but several CER paragraphs can be stacked to create a cohesive essay.

Great for any science classroom but also applicable to other areas like history, social studies, ELA, English and so much more. This works especially well with both middle and high school students. It is perfect for introducing the CER paragraph and can be used with a variety of grade levels.

I also have a wonderful video about the parts of a CER paragraph on my YouTube channel to support students. This video goes through a PPT about writing CER paragraphs (from another product) so it can but used for students who are absent, to support struggling students, to introduce or review the concept of writing a CER paragraph.

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