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Building Student Capacity to Make Claims and Use Evidence in Their Writing: Using Library of Congress Resources

Recorded on February 15, 2017

Sponsored by the Secondary Literacy Partnership.

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“To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events.” — California Common Core State Standards English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (California Common Core State Standards, 2013)

In this webinar, participants explore how to build capacity in students to make claims and use evidence in their writing using Library of Congress (LOC) resources and tools.

Who Will Benefit

  • Secondary literacy educators, leadership teams, technical assistance providers supporting literacy in middle and high school

What You Learn

  • How to navigate the teacher resources available through the LOC website
  • How these resources support Common Core shifts
  • How primary resources (original documents and objects) can be embedded into curriculum
  • Techniques to assist in developing claim-making and evidence-based writing at any grade level and in any content area


  • Karen Sher, Instructional Coach, Oxnard School District (CA)

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This webinar is part of the webinar series, Literacy for College and Career Readiness in the 21st Century, sponsored by Secondary Literacy Partnership. Members of the partnership are the California Department of Education, the Association of California School Administrators, the California Teachers Association, and the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd.

For more information about the Secondary Literacy Partnership, please review webinar archives at the SLP Vimeo Channel. and access resources at Digital Chalkboard.

Webinar Presenter(s):

Karen Sher Oxnard School District (CA)

Materials from the Webinar