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.
ORGANIZATION OF INSTRUCTION
Part 1. Understanding Evidence-Based Claims: Students learn the importance and elements of making evidence-based claims through a close reading of part of the text.
Part 2. Making Evidence-Based Claims: Students develop the ability to make evidence-based claims through a close reading of the text.
Part 3. Organizing Evidence-Based Claims: Students expand their ability into organizing evidence to develop and explain claims through a close reading of the text.
Part 4. Writing Evidence-Based Claims: Students develop the ability to express evidence-based claims in writing through a close reading of the text.
Part 5. Developing Evidence-Based Writing: Students develop the ability to express global evidence-based claims in writing through a close reading of the text.
These units are part of the Developing Core Proficiencies Program.
Making Evidence-Based Claims Units – CCSS ELA / Literacy
Grade 9 Unit: Plato’s Apology
(updated unit containing a new translation of the text posted on September 2, 2013)
Making Evidence-Based Claims about Literary Technique Grades 9-12
The Grades 9-12 Making EBC about Literary Technique Units adapt the Making EBC Framework for teaching claim-making about the effects of authorial choice and craft on the meaning of literary texts. The units are built on literary texts from the NYSED 9-12 Text List.