Over a dozen standards require students to search for and share evidence, but so many students just do not understand how to distinguish between text and textual evidence (not to mention the sources and value of evidence from other resources.
This word document offers students a one page checklist of evidence types with some minor examples.
referring to evidence on the topic
Pose questions with relevant evidence.
evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance of the evidence
Present claims with relevant evidence
Write arguments to support claims with evidence
organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources
Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify evidence.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1 CITE EVIDENCE
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports the text
response to conflicting evidence
evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.