Primary Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) Distance Learning

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
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Product Overview: Do you and your primary students (K - 2nd grade) struggle with how to use the CER framework. Then this CER Claim-Evidence-Reasoning resource is just for you. Over the years I have developed some successful strategies to advance students writing serving as an instructional coach. This CER Resource is not just another graphic organizer, rather it is a clear teaching resource that you can implement right away and see your students writing improve immediatly! This resource includes CER for all subjects including math and reading with CER and was specifically created for Primary students.

CER Resources Included

1) CER Student Digital Flipbook in Google Slides: In this flipbook students are clearly guided with images and text through the CER framework. Each page in the flipbook breaks down how to write a claim, then evidence and finally reasoning. It provides clear sentence stems that can be used immediatly. (A PDF version is provided if you want to print this resource for students to keep in their folder). This flipbook is meant to be a resource that students can access digitially or printed when writing for ALL subjects including math.

2) CER Digital Response Writing Template in Google Docs: This google document clearly outlines how to enter each part of a CER Response in both a color and black and white version. All parts are editable so you can add any prompt, directions and even sentence frames if needed. (The black and white version can then be printed for students if wanted)

3) CER Thinking Map: This is provided digitally in Google Slides or printable PDF and can be used when working with a text, video, or any other activity where CER applies.


Activity Information:

This resource includes a zip file with two PDF documents. One PDF is a printable version of the CER Student Flipbook, while the other includes teacher directions, printable organizers and links to the digital documents.

These were specifically designed to be used with students immediatly in class. When students use them regularly their writing will siginificantly improve. The first time you use any of the resources I would provide a guided model for students.

Product Information:

The Google Slide digital flipbook includes editable text portions so you can modify or add as needed for your specific classroom.

Terms of Use:

Do not post this unless it is on a secured classroom site like Google Classroom.

1 License: 1 Teacher = 1 License

Please value my work and do not place on a shared drive. Please refer teachers to my site Summer's Science Learning Corner to purchase additional licenses.


Feedback is important as I recently began to offer digital resources. If you have questions or concerns please email me at or through TPT and I will try to help you as soon as possible. I appreciate your support and feedback.

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Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Mathematically proficient students understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results in constructing arguments. They make conjectures and build a logical progression of statements to explore the truth of their conjectures. They are able to analyze situations by breaking them into cases, and can recognize and use counterexamples. They justify their conclusions, communicate them to others, and respond to the arguments of others. They reason inductively about data, making plausible arguments that take into account the context from which the data arose. Mathematically proficient students are also able to compare the effectiveness of two plausible arguments, distinguish correct logic or reasoning from that which is flawed, and-if there is a flaw in an argument-explain what it is. Elementary students can construct arguments using concrete referents such as objects, drawings, diagrams, and actions. Such arguments can make sense and be correct, even though they are not generalized or made formal until later grades. Later, students learn to determine domains to which an argument applies. Students at all grades can listen or read the arguments of others, decide whether they make sense, and ask useful questions to clarify or improve the arguments.
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