Are your students encountering difficulties when it comes to interpreting graphs, data tables, and diagrams and composing scientific explanations using the CER format? This set of claim evidence reasoning practice problems is designed to assist students in breaking down the information in diagrams and graphs and reinforcing their answers with solid evidence and reasoning.

We all know that the best way to get better at something is through guided practice. These practice problems will have students interpret diagrams and graphs to look for patterns and key information. They will then use those diagrams and graphs to support their answer to the question using the claim, evidence, and reasoning format.

## Here is what students will be doing with these Interpreting diagrams and graphs Claim Evidence Reasoning practice problems:

- Pulling out key information from passages
- Analyzing diagrams to highlight important details
- Interpreting graphs and looking for patterns and big ideas
- Writing a claim to the question
- Using the diagrams and graphs as evidence to support their claim
- Using information from the passages and known facts to link the evidence to the claim and explain the evidence

## What’s included with these free Interpreting diagrams and graphs Claim Evidence Reasoning practice problems:

- Teacher directions
- Videos that help students learn how to write a CER, interpret graphs, and analyze data tables
- A guided presentation that leads students through breaking down the information and answering the question
- Information text about ecosystems and thermal energy transfer
- Practice problem about ecosystems that includes a diagram and graph
- Practice problem about thermal energy transfer that has students analyzing three different graphs and finding common patterns among them
- Graphic organizers for students to record their evidence and reasoning information from the practice problem
- Graphic organizer to help students write the three sections of a claim, evidence, and reasoning paragraph
- Sentence starters for those that need extra support
- Student self-check list to help them take ownership of their learning
- Grading rubric
- Example answers to the questions
- Digital and print versions

## What teachers like you are saying about these interpreting graphs and diagrams CER practice problems:

**“This resource** **was very helpful for my students. The more we practice CER the better they get. It was great to be able to analyze so many graphs and have a variety of ways to complete a CER.”- Kimberly A. **

**“Great resource for incorporating literacy/comprehension into the science classroom”- Kimberly B**

**“Great resource to teach the process of CER. Students were very engaged!” Christina Heath**