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.
2.W1-d. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section – Provide a concluding statement or section.
2.W1-d.2. Apply the revising and editing stages of the writing process (See CSS W.2.5): Revise to verify a clear statement of opinion supported by a list of reasons; Add relevant details to strengthen writing; Expand and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (See CCSS L.2.1f); Edit to correct errors in capitalization, punctuation, and spelling (See CCSS L2.2).
W3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
2.W3-d. Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure – Provide a sense of closure.
2.W3-d.2. Apply the revision and editing stages of the writing process (See CCSS W.2.5): Revise to ensure that the elements of a narrative are incorporated; Edit to correct errors in capitalization, punctuation, and spelling (See CCSS L.2.1.1, 2).
Production and Distribution of Writing
W5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
2.W5. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed.
2.W5.1. See W1, W2, W3, and W7 of CCSC Framework for specific application.