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 into broader categories; 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 and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question).
W.7.a Draw on several sources.
W.7.b Generate additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
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 8 Reading standards to literature. (e.g., Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is reimagined or made new.)
W.9.b Apply grade 8 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 relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.)