Academic standards progression

Cornerstone:

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
 

Reading - Informational Texts

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With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author provides to support points in a text.
 
 
Identify the reasons an author provides to support points in a text.
 
 
Describe how reasons support specific points an author makes in a text.
 
 
Explain how reasons support specific points an author makes in a text.
 
 
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
 
 
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which points.
 
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
 
 
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
 
 
Delineate and evaluate the rgument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims and the reasoning is sound.
 
Evaluate how reasoning and evidence affects the argument and specific claims in a text.
 
Evaluate how an author incorporates evidence and reasoning to support the argument and specific claims in a text.