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Common Core State Standards

Common Core State StandardsThe Common Core State Standards Initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The mathematics and English language standards were released in June 2010 with the intent of bringing diverse state curricula into alignment with each other by following standards-based education reform principles. Forty-five states currently are members of the Initiative, with Maryland fully implementing the standards in the 2013-14 school year. [Source]


Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects, Grades 6-8

CCR Anchor Standard #1

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

  • Essential Skills and Knowledge*

    • Gather scientific and technical resources to develop an argument that addresses alternate claims within the context of a scientific or technical problem or question.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of a topic or text by selecting appropriate evidence to support a claim or claims
    • Organize reasons and evidence to show logical support for claim(s).
    • Compare and contrast one’s own claim(s) to all other claims
    • Cite evidence accurately and appropriately.
    • Apply academic vocabulary to present and accurate argument.

CCR Anchor Standard #7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

  • Essential Skills and Knowledge*

    • Define a problem, formulate questions, and refine a problem and/or question as it relates to a particular issue or event.
    • Use a variety of formats to prepare the findings/conclusions for sharing.


*Essential Skills and Processes are specific to the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Framework. [Return]

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