Grade 11 ELA, Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: W. E. B. Du Bois

Portrait of W. E. B. Du Bois

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 the first chapter of W. E. B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk.

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.

EBC Unit Plan – G11
EBC Unit Texts – G11 Du Bois
EBC Criteria Checklist I – G11-12
EBC Criteria Checklist II – G11-12
Forming EBC Handout
TCD Checklist
Writing EBC Handout – Du Bois
Evidence-Based Writing Rubric
Forming EBC Model – Du Bois
Making EBC Models (1) – Du Bois
Making EBC Models (2) – Du Bois
Organizing EBC Model (2 Pts) – Du Bois
Organizing EBC Model (3 Pts) – Du Bois
Written EBC Model (1) – Du Bois
Written EBC Model (2) – Du Bois


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

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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.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the...
RI.11-12.3 Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas,...

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