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).
MD.L. Standards for Language (L)
Conventions of Standard English
L2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
7.L2-b. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing – Spell correctly.
7.L2-b.2. Use print, digital, and internalized knowledge resources to support correct spelling.