North Carolina Standard Course of Study
W.1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
W.5.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
W.5.1.b. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
W.5.1.c. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
W.5. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
W.5.5. Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.