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-b. 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 – Supply reasons that support the opinion.
2.W1-b.3. Draft a paragraph or multiple paragraphs to support an opinion: Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves) (CCSS L.2.1c); Produce complete simple and compound sentences (See CCSS L.2.1f); Use knowledge of language conventions when writing (See CCSS .2.L3).
W2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
2.W2-b. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section – Use facts and definitions to develop points.
2.W2-b.4. Organize facts and definitions to write a paragraph or multiple paragraphs related to a topic: Produce complete simple and compound sentences (CCSS L.2.1f); Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing (See CCSS L.2.3).