EVIDENCE-BASED CLAIMS CRITERIA CHECKLIST I - G6-8
I. CONTENT AND ANALYSIS
An EBC is a clearly stated
inference that arises from close
reading of a text.
Clarity of the Claim:
States a conclusion that you have come to
after reading a text and that you want others
to think about.
Conformity to the Text:
Is based upon and linked to the ideas and
details of the text you have read.
Understanding of the Topic:
Demonstrates knowledge of and sound
thinking about a text or topic that matters to
you and others.
II. COMMAND OF EVIDENCE
An EBC is supported by specic
textual evidence and developed
through valid reasoning.
All parts of the claim are supported by specic
evidence you can point to in the text.
Use and Integration of Evidence:
Uses direct quotations and examples from the
text to explain and prove its conclusion.