Argument Standards

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

6th Grade 7th Grade

8th Grade

Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. Support claim(s) 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 clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence. 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. Establish and maintain a formal style. Establish and maintain a formal style.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

 

 

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