Academic Standard

Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy
Grade range: 
6 to 8
Category = Text Types and Purposes
Elements within this Standard
Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
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Academic Lesson
Academic Activity/Task
Multiple content areas
Grades 6 - 8
Multiple content areas
Grades 6 - 8
Multiple content areas
Grades 6 - 8
Academic Unit
Multiple content areas
Grades 6 - 12