Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning (C-E-R) Introductory Mini-lessons Slideshow

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9th - 12th
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Are you focusing on claim, evidence, and reasoning skills in your class? Working on C-E-R writing is great scaffolding for struggling writers, but introducing the terms and concepts can be a time suck. Skip the prep and get straight to the content with these 5 C-E-R writing mini-lessons in one Google Slides presentation.

This slideshow is designed to introduce or review the C-E-R process, break down claim, evidence, and reasoning, and remind students that their writing should be cohesive.

This EDITABLE Google Slides Presentation Includes 5 Mini-lessons:

  1. C-E-R Overview: What is claim, evidence, and reasoning? When and why do we use these strategies
  2. Claim: What makes a strong claim?
  3. Evidence: What makes for supportive evidence? How do we quote directly from a source?
  4. Reasoning: What should reasoning include? How do we write strong conclusion sentences?
  5. C-E-R Recap/Review: What do we need to keep in mind when we put a claim, evidence, and reasoning together?

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Total Pages
89 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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 argument presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.


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