W.1.e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
W.2.a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aid comprehension.
W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing, link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question.
W.7.a Draw on several sources.
W.7.b Generate additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
W.8.a Use search terms effectively.
W.8.b Assess the credibility and accuracy of each source.
W.8.c Quote or paraphrase the information and conclusions of others.
W.9 Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
W.9.a Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature. (e.g., Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.)
W.9.b Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literary nonfiction. (e.g., Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is sufficient to support the claims.)