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Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “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”).
Text Types and Purposes: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Range of Writing: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Text Types and Purposes: Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Text Types and Purposes: Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Text Types and Purposes: Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
Text Types and Purposes: Establish and maintain a formal style.
Text Types and Purposes: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.