Maryland Common Core Standards
MD.RI.CC. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI8.CCR. Anchor Standard: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
3.RI8. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence). (SC, 3)