Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.6.7. Writing Benchmarks 6-12
Text Types and Purposes
188.8.131.52. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
184.108.40.206.c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
Production and Distribution of Writing
220.127.116.11. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
MN.6.11. Language Benchmarks 6-12
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
18.104.22.168. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.