Academic Standard

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Framework: 
English/Language Arts
Type: 
Standard
Code: 
TSS.ELA.7.W.TTP.1
Grade range: 
7
Groupings:
Cornerstone = Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
 
Elements within this Standard
 
Component
Introduce claim(s).
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, sufficient evidence; acknowledge alternate or opposing claim(s).
Organize the reasons and evidence clearly and clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
Use credible sources and demonstrate an understanding of the topic or source material.
Craft an effective and relevant conclusion that supports the argument presented.
Use precise language and content-specific vocabulary.
Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Use varied sentence structure to enhance meaning and reader interest.
Establish and maintain a formal style.