CCSS Writing Standard 1: Grade 7

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Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

  1. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and address alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
  2. Support claim(s) or counterarguments with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
  4. Establish and maintain a formal style.
  5. 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: