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.
7.W1-b. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence – Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
7.W1-b.3. Compose a draft of the body with attention to: effective organization of support for a claim or claims; subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement (See CCSS L.7.2e); formation of complete sentences (See CCSS L.7.1f); selection of simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex sentences to show relationships among ideas (See CCSS L.7.1b); frequently confused words (See CCSS L.7.1g); spelling correctly (See CCSS L.7.2b); inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person (See CCSS L.7.1c).
7.W1-e. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence – Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
7.W1-e.2. Apply the revision and editing stages of the writing process to the writing piece focusing on the audience and purpose (See CCSS W.7.5) – Revise for: varying sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style (See CCSS L.6.3a); Edit for: correction of vague pronouns (See CCSS L.6.1d), punctuation of nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements (See CCSS L.6.2a), correction of inappropriate shifts in verb tense (See CCSS L.5.1d), correction of misplaced and dangling modifiers (See CCSS L.7.1c), frequently confused words (See CCSS L.4.1g), correction of spelling (CCSS L.7.2b).