Grade 7 ELA, Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: Cesar Chavez

Chavez visiting Colegio Cesar Chavez

Overview
Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: making evidence-based claims about complex texts. These units are part of the Developing Core Proficiencies Curriculum.

This unit develops students’ abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of Cesar Chavez’s 1984 California Commonwealth Club Address. 

Unit Components
The unit components are divided into separate PDF files for ease of use. The files may be downloaded individually or in a single zip file.

UNIT PLAN AND TEXTS HANDOUTS
EBC Unit Plan – G7 Chavez
EBC Unit Texts – G7 Chavez
EBC Criteria Checklist I – G6-8
EBC Criteria Checklist II – G6-8
Forming EBC Handout
TCD Checklist
Writing EBC Handout – Chavez
Evidence-Based Writing Rubric
MODEL TOOLS TOOLS
Forming EBC Model – Chavez
Making EBC Model (1) – Chavez
Making EBC Model (2) – Chavez
Organizing EBC Model – Chavez
Written EBC Model (1) – Chavez
Written EBC Model (2) – Chavez

 

Forming EBC
Making EBC
Organizing EBC (2 Pts)
Organizing EBC (3 Pts)
Written EBC

Learn more about How to Use These Materials (for Making Evidence-Based Claims Units)

Zip File: This file contains ALL unit components pre-organized into folders:
Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit – Zip File of All Documents

Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RI.7.2 Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the...
RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas...

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