Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Analyze characteristics and structures of argumentative text by:
(i) identifying the claim;
(ii) explaining how the author uses various types of evidence and consideration of alternatives to support the argument; and
(iii) identifying the intended audience or reader
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.