Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Text Types and Purposes
W2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
8.W2-b. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and covey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content – Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definition, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
8.W2-b.3. Compose a draft of the body with attention to: effective organization of information (See CCSS W.8.5); recognition of inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person (See CCSS L.6.1c); subject-verb and pronoun antecedent agreement (See CCSS L.3.1f); formation of complete sentences (See CCSS L.4.1f); frequently confused words (See CCSS L.4.1g); recognition of variations from standard English and use of strategies to improve expression in conventional language (See CCSS L.6.1e); function of gerunds, participles, and infinitives in sentences (See CCSS L.8.1a).
MD.L. Standards for Language (L)
Conventions of Standard English
L1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
8.L1-a. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking – Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.
8.L1-a.1. Apply an understanding of the formation and function of verbals and verbal phrases.
8.L1-a.2. Use precise words, relevant descriptive details and sensory language to convey experiences (See CCSS W.8.3d).
8.L1-a.3. Analyze the use of verbals and verbal phrases in professional, peer, and their own writing.