Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Text Types and Purposes
W1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
1.W1-b. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure – Supply a reason that supports the opinion.
1.W1-b.3. Draft a simple sentence or sentences to express an opinion and reason: Use common, proper, and possessive nouns (CCSS L.1.1b); Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my) (CCSS L.1.1d); Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because) (CCSS L.1.1g); Use end punctuation for sentences (CCSS L.1.2b); Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions (CCSS L.1.2e).
MD.L. Standards for Language (L)
Conventions of Standard English
L1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
1.L1-d. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking – Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they them their; anyone, everything).
1.L1-d.1. Identify and define pronouns presented in a variety of texts.
1.L1-d.2. Distinguish between personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
1.L1-d.3. Demonstrate the use of pronouns in oral and written language.