Incorporating Evidence-Based Reasoning in the Classroom

About This Mini-Course

In this course, participants will learn ways to encourage evidence-based reasoning in their classrooms. Over the course of this mini-course, the following questions will be answered:

  • What is evidence-based reasoning?
  • What are the earmarks of effective textual evidence?
  • How can students utilize evidence-based reasoning in writing?
  • How can students utilize evidence-based reasoning in conversation?
  • How can educators encourage the use of evidence-based reasoning in their classrooms?

In order to participate in this mini-course, simply work through Units 1, 2, and 3 sequentially.

Unit 1: What is evidence-based reasoning?

After completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Define evidence-based reasoning
  • Identify evidence-based reasoning in student work

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Unit 2: What are the earmarks of effective textual evidence?

After completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Identify strong textual evidence
  • Distinguish between effective and ineffective pieces of textual evidence

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Unit 3: How can evidence-based reasoning be implemented in instruction?

After completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Identify places in your curriculum where you can incorporate evidence-based reasoning
  • Develop learning activities that incorporate evidence-based reasoning
  • Develop a rubric that assesses evidence-based reasoning

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