Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) in The Science Classroom


(9 Hours) If you want your students to think like a scientist and apply reasoning and evidence to classroom activities, then the process of Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) as a writing framework is a great place to start!  You will learn how to apply a CER strategy to science concepts for any K-12 science-based activity.  Learn to plan for student claims, design evidence aligned to a guiding question for your activity, as well as plan for the student reasoning responses.  You will also learn how to apply design scaffolds and modifications to your lessons to better teach and communicate the CER process, and you will be provided with all the student tools and worksheets you need to effectively implement CER.  This course can help future and new teachers learn the systematic design process of CER so that science activities are rigorous and promote critical thinking as well as experienced teachers who can benefit from the resources and strategies to ensure their well-developed activities are effective.

  • Design rigorous science activities that support the CER process
  • Learn a Step-By-Step Approach & access all the worksheets, templates, and resources needed to implement the CER writing framework within your classroom
  • Learn how to assess CER using rubrics, and how to support students in the CER process using science templates and worksheets


(9 Hours) If you want your students to think and write like a scientist, then the process of CER as a writing framework is a great place to start! This course will provide you with all the student templates, graphic organizers, rubrics, worksheets, and examples that you need to build a CER science lesson, and to teach the CER process in your science classroom.

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