The OE Core Literacy Proficiencies Toolbox is a collection adaptable resources for building literacy proficiency. While these handouts, graphic organizers, tools, checklists and rubrics are used throughout the Core Literacy Proficiencies Program, they are designed for teachers and students to use and adapt for their own unique purposes.

Click here for the revised and expanded curriculum available in hard copy and E-books via Jossey-Bass™, A Wiley Brand.


The toolbox:

• Provides scaffolds to develop independent thinking
• Is text agnostic
• Supports the writing process
• Can be used in many different contexts
• Guides and structures student reading and thinking at the textual level
• Provides evidence of student thinking for formative, diagnostic, and summative assessment
• Empowers students with the concepts, terms and processes of their literacy education

→Option 1: First Edition Toolbox in a Zip File


The zip file contains Toolbox components pre-organized into folders.

→Option 2: First Edition Individual Toolbox Components

If you are unable to download a zip file, you can download each PDF separately.

Organizing EBC (2 Pts)
Organizing EBC (3 Pts)
Organizing EBC 1pt (Research)
Organizing EBC 2pt (Research)
Organizing EBC 3pt (Research)
Evidence-Based Perspective
Potential Sources G6
Potential Sources_Annotated G6
Potential Sources
Potential Sources_Annotated
Synthesizing EBC
Exploring a Topic
Exploring a Topic_Annotated
Research Frame
Delineating Arguments Tool- 3C
Delineating Arguments Tool- 4C
Forming EBC 1
Forming EBC (EBA)
Forming EBC Research
Questioning Texts
Analyzing Details
Making EBC
Written EBC
Taking Notes
Taking Notes_Annotated
EBA Terms
Forming EBC Handout
Forming EBC Lit Handout
Guiding Questions Handout
Connecting Ideas Handout
Assessing Sources Handout
Evidence-Based Writing Rubric
Writing EBC Handout – Jobs
Posing Inquiry Questions
Research Critera Matrix G6-12
Student Research Plan G6
Student Research Plan
TCD Checklist
EBA Criteria Checklist
EBC Criteria Checklist
Area Evaluation Checklist
Reading Closely Checklist
Research Evaluation Checklist
EBC Criteria Checklist I – G6-8
EBC Criteria Checklist II – G6-8
EBC Criteria Checklist I – G9-10
EBC Criteria Checklist II – G9-10
EBC Criteria Checklist I – G11-12
EBC Criteria Checklist II – G11-12

If you have any difficulty downloading the files, please contact us.
You can also sign up to receive notifications about new releases!