CCSS Writing Standard 1: Grade 7
(Bold font indicates California additions)
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
- Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and address alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
- Support claim(s) or counterarguments with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
- Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
- Establish and maintain a formal style.
- Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Learning from Student Work: Writing an Editorial (Genre Features)
Characteristics of an editorial:
- An article that presents the newspaper's opinion on an issue
- Usually unsigned
- Intended to influence public opinion and promote critical thinking
- Sometimes intended to cause people to take action on an issue
- Includes both arguments and researched facts (research rarely cited)