[ELA2015] (8) 20 :
20 ) Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. [W.8.1]
a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. [W.8.1a]
b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. [W.8.1b]
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. [W.8.1c]
d. Establish and maintain a formal style. [W.8.1d]
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. [W.8.1e]
[ELA2015] (8) 27 :
27 ) Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. [W.8.8]
[SC2015] PS8 (8) 3 :
3 ) Construct explanations based on evidence from investigations to
differentiate among compounds, mixtures, and solutions.
a. Collect and analyze information to illustrate how synthetic materials
(e.g., medicine, food additives, alternative fuels, plastics) are derived from
natural resources and how they impact society.