Academic Standard

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Tennessee State Standards
English/Language Arts
Grade range: 
No grade range
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
Introduce a topic or text.
Develop an opinion with reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases.
Apply language standards addressed in the Foundational Literacy standards.
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Multiple content areas
Grades 4 - 8
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Multiple content areas
Grades K - 12
Multiple content areas
Grades K - 12