College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
Text Type and Purposes
Write arguments using valid reasoning and textual evidence to support claims
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce writing with development, organization, and style appropriate to the task purpose audience; employ writing stages (planning, revising, etc.) to develop and strengthen writing, utilize technology to produce, publish, and interact/collaborate with others
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Inquiry- based research, gathering from a multitude of sources, assess credibility and avoid plagiarism, use evidence to support analysis, reflection and research.
Range of Writing
Write routinely- short-term and long-term pieces that vary in task, purpose, and audience.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of conventions in grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling: Virtual Grammar Lab
Knowledge of Language
Knowledge and understanding of how language functions to make word choices comprehend more fully when reading/listening
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine/clarify meaning of unknown words, demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings, demonstrate independence in acquiring and using a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases.