Grade 6 ELA, Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: Steve Jobs

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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 Commencement Address Steve Jobs delivered at Stanford University on June, 2005.

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 – G6 Steve Jobs
RC Unit Texts – G6 Steve Jobs
EBC Criteria Checklist I – G6-8
EBC Criteria Checklist II – G6-8
Forming EBC Handout
TCD Checklist
Writing EBC Handout – Steve Jobs
Evidence-Based Writing Rubric
Forming EBC Model – Steve Jobs
Making EBC Model (1) – Steve Jobs
Making EBC Model (2) – Steve Jobs
Organizing EBC Model – Steve Jobs
Written EBC Model – Steve Jobs


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.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences...
RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a...
RI.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated...

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