Writing and composition

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Second-grade skills

  1. Q.1 Which book title goes with the picture?
  2. Q.2 Use actions and dialogue to understand characters
  3. X.1 Put the sentences in order
  4. Y.1 Select the detail that does not support the topic sentence
  5. Y.2 Choose topic sentences for narrative paragraphs
  6. Y.3 Choose topic sentences for expository paragraphs
  7. Z.2 Use subordinating conjunctions
  8. Z.4 Use time-order words
  9. Z.5 Use linking words to complete a passage
  10. AA.1 Choose the text that matches the writer's purpose
  11. BB.1 Complete the fact and opinion sentences
  12. BB.2 Complete the opinion passage with an example
  13. BB.3 Complete the opinion passage with a reason
  14. BB.4 Complete the opinion-reason-example table
  15. CC.1 Choose the sensory details that match the picture
  16. CC.2 Add descriptive details to sentences
  17. CC.3 Revise the sentence using a stronger verb
  18. CC.4 Insert dialogue into a story
  19. DD.1 Combine sentences: subjects
  20. DD.2 Combine sentences: predicates
  21. DD.3 Combine sentences: subjects and predicates
  22. DD.4 Rewrite sentences using introductory elements
  23. EE.4 Use the prefixes pre-, re-, and mis-
  24. II.3 Use the correct homophone
  25. OO.4 Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
  26. OO.5 Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
  27. OO.6 Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?
  28. PP.6 Form regular plurals with -s and -es
  29. PP.7 Use regular plurals with -s and -es
  30. PP.10 Form and use irregular plurals
  31. PP.12 Form the singular or plural possessive
  32. PP.13 Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns
  33. QQ.2 Choose between subject and object personal pronouns
  34. QQ.3 Replace the singular noun with a personal pronoun
  35. QQ.4 Replace the plural noun with a personal pronoun
  36. QQ.5 Compound subjects and objects with "I" and "me"
  37. QQ.8 Use possessive pronouns
  38. QQ.9 Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
  39. QQ.10 Use reflexive pronouns
  40. RR.1 Use action verbs
  41. SS.2 Use the correct subject or verb
  42. SS.3 Pronoun-verb agreement
  43. TT.3 Form and use the regular past tense
  44. TT.5 Change the sentence to future tense
  45. TT.8 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 1
  46. TT.9 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 2
  47. TT.10 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 3
  48. TT.11 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 4
  49. TT.13 To be: use the correct present tense form
  50. TT.14 To be: use the correct past tense form
  51. TT.15 To be: use the correct form
  52. TT.16 To have: use the correct form
  53. UU.1 Use the correct article: a or an
  54. VV.8 Choose between adjectives and adverbs
  55. XX.4 Use pronoun-verb contractions
  56. XX.5 Use contractions with "not"

Third-grade skills

  1. A.2 Determine the main idea of a passage
  2. C.2 Identify the author's purpose: passages
  3. D.1 Determine the order of events in informational texts
  4. D.4 Match causes and effects in informational texts
  5. D.5 Match problems with their solutions
  6. D.6 Identify text structures
  7. E.1 Sort sensory details
  8. E.2 Identify sensory details
  9. H.1 Which book title goes with the picture?
  10. H.2 Use actions and dialogue to understand characters
  11. O.1 Put the sentences in order
  12. O.2 Order items from most general to most specific
  13. O.3 Organize information by main idea
  14. P.1 Select the detail that does not support the topic sentence
  15. P.2 Choose topic sentences for narrative paragraphs
  16. P.3 Choose topic sentences for expository paragraphs
  17. Q.1 Choose the text that matches the writer's purpose
  18. R.1 Identify time-order words
  19. R.2 Use time-order words
  20. R.3 Use coordinating conjunctions
  21. R.4 Use subordinating conjunctions
  22. R.5 Choose the best transition
  23. R.6 Use linking words to complete a passage
  24. S.1 Distinguish facts from opinions
  25. S.2 Identify an author's statement of opinion
  26. S.3 Choose reasons to support an opinion
  27. S.4 Complete the opinion passage with an example
  28. S.5 Complete the opinion passage with a reason
  29. S.6 Complete the opinion-reason-example table
  30. T.1 Add descriptive details to sentences
  31. T.2 Show character emotions and traits
  32. T.3 Revise the sentence using a stronger verb
  33. U.1 Combine sentences: subjects and predicates
  34. U.2 Combine sentences by adding key details
  35. U.3 Create varied sentences based on models
  36. V.1 Correct errors with signs
  37. W.3 Use the prefixes pre-, re-, and mis-
  38. BB.3 Use the correct homophone
  39. HH.5 Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
  40. HH.6 Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
  41. HH.7 Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?
  42. HH.9 Create compound sentences
  43. HH.10 Order the words to create a sentence
  44. II.5 Form regular plurals with -s, -es, and -ies
  45. II.6 Use regular plurals with -s, -es, and -ies
  46. II.8 Form and use irregular plurals
  47. II.10 Form the singular or plural possessive
  48. II.11 Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns
  49. JJ.2 Choose between subject and object personal pronouns
  50. JJ.3 Replace the noun with a personal pronoun
  51. JJ.4 Compound subjects and objects with "I" and "me"
  52. JJ.6 Use possessive pronouns
  53. JJ.7 Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
  54. JJ.8 Use reflexive pronouns
  55. KK.1 Use action verbs
  56. LL.2 Use the correct subject or verb
  57. LL.3 Pronoun-verb agreement
  58. MM.3 Form and use the regular past tense
  59. MM.6 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 1
  60. MM.7 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 2
  61. MM.8 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 3
  62. MM.9 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 4
  63. MM.10 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 5
  64. MM.11 To be: use the correct form
  65. MM.12 To have: use the correct form
  66. MM.14 Change the sentence to future tense
  67. NN.1 Use the correct article: a or an
  68. NN.2 Use the correct article: a, an, or the
  69. OO.6 Choose between adjectives and adverbs
  70. OO.8 Use adjectives to compare
  71. OO.9 Spell adjectives that compare
  72. OO.10 Use adverbs to compare
  73. RR.1 Pronoun-verb contractions
  74. RR.2 Contractions with "not"
  75. VV.6 Punctuating dialogue

Fourth-grade skills

  1. A.2 Determine the main idea of a passage
  2. C.1 Identify the purpose of a text
  3. D.1 Determine the order of events in informational texts
  4. D.3 Match causes and effects in informational texts
  5. D.4 Match problems with their solutions
  6. D.5 Identify text structures
  7. E.1 Sort sensory details
  8. E.2 Identify sensory details
  9. F.5 Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone
  10. G.1 Identify the narrative point of view
  11. H.1 Use actions and dialogue to understand characters
  12. H.5 Which book title goes with the picture?
  13. J.2 Read graphic organizers
  14. O.1 Put the sentences in order
  15. O.2 Order items from most general to most specific
  16. O.3 Organize information by main idea
  17. O.4 Remove the sentence that does not belong
  18. P.1 Choose the best topic sentence
  19. P.2 Choose the best concluding sentence
  20. Q.1 Summarize a story
  21. R.1 Identify time-order words
  22. R.2 Use coordinating conjunctions
  23. R.3 Use subordinating conjunctions
  24. R.4 Choose the best transition
  25. S.1 Distinguish facts from opinions
  26. S.2 Identify an author's statement of opinion
  27. S.3 Choose reasons to support an opinion
  28. S.4 Identify supporting details in literary texts
  29. S.5 Identify supporting details in informational texts
  30. T.1 Show character emotions and traits
  31. T.2 Revise the sentence using a stronger verb
  32. T.3 Add imagery to stories
  33. U.1 Create varied sentences based on models
  34. V.1 Correct errors with signs
  35. W.3 Use the prefixes pre-, re-, and mis-
  36. Y.1 Form compound words with pictures
  37. Y.2 Form compound words
  38. Y.3 Form and use compound words
  39. BB.3 Use the correct homophone
  40. HH.5 Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
  41. HH.6 Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
  42. HH.7 Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?
  43. HH.9 Create compound sentences
  44. HH.10 Order the words to create a sentence
  45. II.5 Form regular plurals with -s, -es, and -ies
  46. II.6 Use regular plurals with -s, -es, and -ies
  47. II.7 Form regular plurals with -s, -es, -ies, and -ves
  48. II.8 Use regular plurals with -s, -es, -ies, and -ves
  49. II.10 Form and use irregular plurals
  50. II.12 Form the singular or plural possessive
  51. II.13 Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns
  52. JJ.2 Choose between subject and object personal pronouns
  53. JJ.3 Replace the noun with a personal pronoun
  54. JJ.4 Compound subjects and objects with "I" and "me"
  55. JJ.6 Use possessive pronouns
  56. JJ.7 Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
  57. JJ.8 Use reflexive pronouns
  58. JJ.10 Use relative pronouns: who and whom
  59. JJ.11 Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which, and that
  60. KK.1 Use action verbs
  61. KK.5 Use the correct modal verb
  62. LL.2 Use the correct subject or verb
  63. LL.3 Pronoun-verb agreement
  64. LL.4 Use the correct subject or verb – with compound subjects
  65. MM.3 Form and use the regular past tense
  66. MM.5 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 1
  67. MM.6 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 2
  68. MM.7 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 3
  69. MM.8 Form and use the irregular past tense: set 4
  70. MM.9 To be: use the correct form
  71. MM.10 To have: use the correct form
  72. MM.13 Use the progressive verb tenses
  73. MM.14 Form the progressive verb tenses
  74. MM.15 Choose between the past tense and past participle
  75. MM.16 Use the perfect verb tenses
  76. MM.17 Form the perfect verb tenses
  77. NN.1 Use the correct article: a or an
  78. NN.2 Use the correct article: a, an, or the
  79. OO.4 Order adjectives
  80. OO.7 Use relative adverbs
  81. OO.8 Choose between adjectives and adverbs
  82. OO.10 Use adjectives to compare
  83. OO.11 Spell adjectives that compare
  84. OO.12 Use adjectives with more and most
  85. OO.13 Use adverbs to compare
  86. RR.1 Pronoun-verb contractions
  87. RR.2 Contractions with "not"
  88. VV.6 Punctuating dialogue

Fifth-grade skills

  1. A.2 Determine the main idea of a passage
  2. C.1 Identify the purpose of a text
  3. C.2 Which sentence is more formal?
  4. D.1 Determine the order of events in informational texts
  5. D.3 Match causes and effects in informational texts
  6. D.4 Match problems with their solutions
  7. D.5 Identify text structures
  8. E.1 Sort sensory details
  9. E.2 Identify sensory details
  10. F.5 Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone
  11. G.1 Identify the narrative point of view
  12. H.1 Use actions and dialogue to understand characters
  13. K.2 Read graphic organizers
  14. O.1 Put the sentences in order
  15. O.2 Use coordinating conjunctions
  16. O.3 Choose the best transition
  17. O.4 Order items from most general to most specific
  18. O.5 Organize information by main idea
  19. O.6 Remove the sentence that does not belong
  20. P.1 Choose the best topic sentence
  21. P.2 Choose the best concluding sentence
  22. Q.1 Summarize a story
  23. R.1 Distinguish facts from opinions
  24. R.2 Identify an author's statement of opinion
  25. R.3 Choose reasons to support an opinion
  26. R.4 Identify supporting details in literary texts
  27. R.5 Identify supporting details in informational texts
  28. S.1 Show character emotions and traits
  29. S.2 Revise the sentence using a stronger verb
  30. S.3 Add imagery to stories
  31. T.1 Create varied sentences based on models
  32. U.1 Use the correct frequently confused word
  33. U.2 Correct errors with frequently confused words
  34. U.3 Correct errors with signs
  35. AA.2 Use the correct homophone
  36. GG.4 Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
  37. GG.5 Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
  38. GG.6 Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?
  39. GG.10 Create compound sentences
  40. GG.11 Order the words to create a sentence
  41. HH.3 Form plurals of nouns ending in f, fe, o, and y
  42. HH.4 Form and use plurals of nouns ending in f, fe, o, and y
  43. HH.5 Form plurals: review
  44. HH.6 Form and use plurals: review
  45. HH.8 Form the singular or plural possessive
  46. HH.9 Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns
  47. II.2 Choose between subject and object personal pronouns
  48. II.3 Replace the noun with a personal pronoun
  49. II.4 Compound subjects and objects with "I" and "me"
  50. II.6 Use possessive pronouns
  51. II.7 Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
  52. II.8 Use reflexive pronouns
  53. II.10 Use relative pronouns: who and whom
  54. II.11 Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which, and that
  55. JJ.3 Use the correct modal verb
  56. KK.1 Use the correct subject or verb
  57. KK.2 Use the correct subject or verb – with compound subjects
  58. LL.2 Form and use the regular past tense
  59. LL.3 Form and use the irregular past tense
  60. LL.4 Form and use the simple past, present, and future tense
  61. LL.5 Correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  62. LL.6 Use the progressive verb tenses
  63. LL.7 Form the progressive verb tenses
  64. LL.8 Choose between the past tense and past participle
  65. LL.9 Use the perfect verb tenses
  66. LL.10 Form the perfect verb tenses
  67. MM.2 Order adjectives
  68. MM.4 Use relative adverbs
  69. MM.5 Choose between adjectives and adverbs
  70. MM.7 Use adjectives to compare
  71. MM.8 Spell adjectives that compare
  72. MM.9 Use adjectives with more and most
  73. MM.10 Use adverbs to compare
  74. OO.3 Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions
  75. OO.4 Fill in the missing correlative conjunction
  76. PP.1 Pronoun-verb contractions
  77. PP.2 Contractions with "not"
  78. QQ.1 Commas with a series
  79. QQ.2 Commas with dates and places
  80. QQ.3 Commas with direct addresses
  81. QQ.5 Commas with compound and complex sentences
  82. QQ.6 Commas: review
  83. RR.1 Correct capitalization errors
  84. SS.4 Punctuating dialogue

Sixth-grade skills

  1. A.1 Determine the main idea
  2. C.1 Which sentence is more formal?
  3. C.2 Compare passages for tone
  4. C.3 Identify author's purpose
  5. D.2 Match causes and effects in informational texts
  6. D.3 Match problems with their solutions
  7. D.4 Identify text structures
  8. E.1 Identify sensory details
  9. E.2 Identify the narrative point of view
  10. E.6 Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone
  11. I.2 Read graphic organizers
  12. J.1 Order topics from broadest to narrowest
  13. J.2 Organize information by main idea
  14. J.3 Transitions with conjunctive adverbs
  15. K.1 Distinguish facts from opinions
  16. K.2 Choose evidence to support a claim
  17. K.3 Identify supporting details in informational texts
  18. K.4 Identify supporting details in literary texts
  19. K.5 Classify logical fallacies
  20. L.1 Use personification
  21. L.2 Create varied sentences based on models
  22. M.1 Use the correct frequently confused word
  23. M.2 Correct errors with frequently confused words
  24. M.3 Correct errors with signs
  25. M.4 Correct errors in everyday use
  26. M.5 Suggest appropriate revisions
  27. N.3 Use in-text citations (MLA 7th–8th editions)
  28. R.1 Use the correct homophone
  29. X.5 Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
  30. X.6 Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
  31. X.7 Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?
  32. Y.2 Form plurals of nouns ending in f, fe, o, and y
  33. Y.3 Form and use plurals of nouns ending in f, fe, o, and y
  34. Y.4 Form plurals: review
  35. Y.5 Form and use plurals: review
  36. Y.7 Form the singular or plural possessive
  37. Y.8 Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns
  38. Z.2 Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent
  39. Z.5 Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person
  40. AA.1 Choose between subject and object pronouns
  41. AA.2 Compound subjects and objects with "I" and "me"
  42. AA.3 Compound subjects and objects with pronouns
  43. AA.4 Use possessive pronouns
  44. AA.5 Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
  45. AA.6 Use reflexive pronouns
  46. AA.9 Use relative pronouns: who and whom
  47. AA.10 Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which, and that
  48. BB.5 Use the correct modal verb
  49. CC.1 Use the correct subject or verb
  50. CC.2 Use the correct verb – with compound subjects
  51. DD.1 Irregular past tense: review
  52. DD.2 Simple past, present, and future tense: review
  53. DD.3 Correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  54. DD.4 Use the progressive verb tenses
  55. DD.5 Form the progressive verb tenses
  56. DD.6 Choose between the past tense and past participle
  57. DD.7 Use the perfect verb tenses
  58. DD.8 Form the perfect verb tenses
  59. EE.2 Order adjectives
  60. EE.4 Use relative adverbs
  61. EE.5 Choose between adjectives and adverbs
  62. EE.7 Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives
  63. EE.8 Good, better, best, bad, worse, and worst
  64. EE.9 Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs
  65. EE.10 Well, better, best, badly, worse, and worst
  66. HH.1 Use coordinating conjunctions
  67. HH.4 Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions
  68. HH.5 Fill in the missing correlative conjunction
  69. II.1 Pronoun-verb contractions
  70. II.2 Contractions with "not"
  71. JJ.1 Commas with series, dates, and places
  72. JJ.2 Commas with compound and complex sentences
  73. JJ.3 Commas with direct addresses, introductory words, interjections, and interrupters
  74. JJ.4 Commas with coordinate adjectives
  75. JJ.5 Commas: review
  76. JJ.6 What does the punctuation suggest?
  77. JJ.7 Commas with nonrestrictive elements
  78. JJ.8 Use dashes
  79. KK.1 Correct capitalization errors
  80. LL.4 Formatting quotations and dialogue

Seventh-grade skills

  1. A.1 Determine the main idea
  2. C.1 Identify author's purpose
  3. C.2 Which sentence is more formal?
  4. C.3 Compare passages for tone
  5. D.2 Match causes and effects in informational texts
  6. D.3 Match problems with their solutions
  7. D.4 Identify text structures
  8. E.1 Identify sensory details
  9. E.2 Identify the narrative point of view
  10. E.7 Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone
  11. I.2 Read graphic organizers
  12. J.1 Order topics from broadest to narrowest
  13. J.2 Organize information by main idea
  14. J.3 Transitions with conjunctive adverbs
  15. K.1 Identify thesis statements
  16. K.2 Distinguish facts from opinions
  17. K.3 Choose evidence to support a claim
  18. K.4 Identify supporting details in informational texts
  19. K.5 Identify supporting details in literary texts
  20. K.6 Classify logical fallacies
  21. L.1 Identify appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in advertisements
  22. M.1 Use personification
  23. M.2 Create varied sentences based on models
  24. N.1 Use parallel structure
  25. N.2 Remove redundant words or phrases
  26. N.3 Use the correct frequently confused word
  27. N.4 Correct errors with frequently confused words
  28. N.5 Correct errors with signs
  29. N.6 Correct errors in everyday use
  30. N.7 Suggest appropriate revisions
  31. O.3 Use in-text citations (MLA 7th–8th editions)
  32. O.4 Identify plagiarism
  33. S.1 Use the correct homophone
  34. Y.5 Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
  35. Y.6 Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
  36. Y.7 Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?
  37. Z.5 Combine sentences using relative clauses
  38. AA.1 Form and use plurals: review
  39. AA.2 Form and use plurals of compound nouns
  40. AA.4 Form the singular or plural possessive
  41. AA.5 Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns
  42. BB.2 Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent
  43. BB.3 Identify vague pronoun references
  44. BB.4 Identify all of the possible antecedents
  45. BB.5 Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person
  46. CC.1 Choose between subject and object pronouns
  47. CC.2 Compound subjects and objects with "I" and "me"
  48. CC.3 Compound subjects and objects with pronouns
  49. CC.4 Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
  50. CC.5 Use reflexive pronouns
  51. CC.7 Use relative pronouns: who and whom
  52. CC.8 Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which, and that
  53. EE.1 Correct errors with subject-verb agreement
  54. EE.2 Correct errors with indefinite pronoun-verb agreement
  55. EE.3 Use the correct verb – with compound subjects
  56. FF.1 Irregular past tense: review
  57. FF.3 Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  58. FF.4 Form the progressive verb tenses
  59. FF.5 Form the perfect verb tenses
  60. GG.2 Order adjectives
  61. GG.6 Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives
  62. GG.8 Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs
  63. JJ.1 Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions
  64. KK.1 Misplaced modifiers with pictures
  65. KK.2 Select the misplaced or dangling modifier
  66. KK.3 Are the modifiers used correctly?
  67. LL.1 What does the punctuation suggest?
  68. LL.2 Commas with nonrestrictive elements
  69. MM.1 Commas with series, dates, and places
  70. MM.2 Commas with compound and complex sentences
  71. MM.3 Commas with direct addresses, introductory words, interjections, and interrupters
  72. MM.4 Commas with coordinate adjectives
  73. MM.5 Commas: review
  74. NN.1 Use semicolons and commas to separate clauses
  75. NN.2 Use semicolons, colons, and commas with lists
  76. OO.1 Use dashes
  77. OO.2 Use hyphens in compound adjectives
  78. PP.1 Correct capitalization errors
  79. QQ.4 Formatting quotations and dialogue

Eighth-grade skills

  1. A.1 Determine the main idea
  2. C.1 Identify author's purpose
  3. C.2 Which sentence is more formal?
  4. C.3 Compare passages for tone
  5. D.2 Match causes and effects in informational texts
  6. D.3 Match problems with their solutions
  7. D.4 Identify text structures
  8. E.1 Identify sensory details
  9. E.2 Identify the narrative point of view
  10. E.7 Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone
  11. I.2 Read graphic organizers
  12. J.1 Order topics from broadest to narrowest
  13. J.2 Organize information by main idea
  14. J.3 Transitions with conjunctive adverbs
  15. K.1 Identify thesis statements
  16. K.2 Distinguish facts from opinions
  17. K.3 Choose evidence to support a claim
  18. K.4 Identify supporting details in informational texts
  19. K.5 Identify supporting details in literary texts
  20. K.6 Classify logical fallacies
  21. L.1 Identify appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in advertisements
  22. M.1 Use personification
  23. M.2 Create varied sentences based on models
  24. N.1 Identify active and passive voice
  25. N.2 Rewrite the sentence in active voice
  26. O.1 Use parallel structure
  27. O.2 Remove redundant words or phrases
  28. O.3 Use the correct frequently confused word
  29. O.4 Correct errors with frequently confused words
  30. O.5 Correct errors with signs
  31. O.6 Correct errors in everyday use
  32. O.7 Suggest appropriate revisions
  33. P.3 Use in-text citations (MLA 7th–8th editions)
  34. P.4 Identify plagiarism
  35. U.1 Use the correct homophone
  36. Z.5 Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
  37. Z.6 Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
  38. Z.7 Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?
  39. AA.5 Combine sentences using relative clauses
  40. BB.1 Form and use plurals: review
  41. BB.2 Form and use plurals of compound nouns
  42. BB.4 Form the singular or plural possessive
  43. BB.5 Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns
  44. BB.6 Identify and correct errors with compound and joint possession
  45. CC.2 Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent
  46. CC.3 Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person
  47. CC.4 Identify vague pronoun references
  48. CC.5 Identify all of the possible antecedents
  49. DD.1 Choose between subject and object pronouns
  50. DD.2 Compound subjects and objects with "I" and "me"
  51. DD.3 Compound subjects and objects with pronouns
  52. DD.4 Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
  53. DD.5 Use reflexive pronouns
  54. DD.7 Use relative pronouns: who and whom
  55. DD.8 Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which, and that
  56. FF.1 Correct errors with subject-verb agreement
  57. FF.2 Correct errors with indefinite pronoun-verb agreement
  58. FF.3 Use the correct verb – with compound subjects
  59. GG.1 Irregular past tense: review
  60. GG.3 Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  61. GG.4 Form the progressive verb tenses
  62. GG.5 Form the perfect verb tenses
  63. HH.2 Order adjectives
  64. HH.4 Choose between adjectives and adverbs
  65. HH.6 Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives
  66. HH.8 Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs
  67. KK.1 Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions
  68. LL.1 Misplaced modifiers with pictures
  69. LL.2 Select the misplaced or dangling modifier
  70. LL.3 Are the modifiers used correctly?
  71. MM.1 What does the punctuation suggest?
  72. MM.2 Commas with nonrestrictive elements
  73. NN.1 Commas with series, dates, and places
  74. NN.2 Commas with compound and complex sentences
  75. NN.3 Commas with direct addresses, introductory words, interjections, and interrupters
  76. NN.4 Commas with coordinate adjectives
  77. NN.5 Commas: review
  78. OO.1 Use semicolons and commas to separate clauses
  79. OO.2 Use semicolons, colons, and commas with lists
  80. PP.1 Use dashes
  81. PP.2 Use hyphens in compound adjectives
  82. QQ.1 Correct capitalization errors
  83. RR.4 Formatting quotations and dialogue

Ninth-grade skills

  1. B.1 Which text is most formal?
  2. B.2 Identify audience and purpose
  3. B.3 Compare passages for subjective and objective tone
  4. B.4 Compare passages for tone
  5. C.1 Identify the narrative point of view
  6. F.1 Order topics from broadest to narrowest
  7. F.2 Organize information by main idea
  8. G.1 Choose the topic sentence that best captures the main idea
  9. G.2 Identify thesis statements
  10. H.1 Distinguish facts from opinions
  11. H.2 Choose evidence to support a claim
  12. H.3 Identify supporting evidence in a text
  13. H.4 Choose the most appropriate counterclaim for a given claim
  14. H.5 Choose the analysis that logically connects the evidence to the claim
  15. H.6 Transition logically between claims, evidence, analysis, and counterclaims
  16. H.7 Classify logical fallacies
  17. I.1 Identify appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in advertisements
  18. I.2 Use appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in persuasive writing
  19. J.1 Use personification
  20. K.1 Transitions with conjunctive adverbs
  21. K.2 Avoid double, illogical, and unclear comparisons
  22. K.3 Identify sentences with parallel structure
  23. K.4 Use parallel structure
  24. K.5 Remove redundant words or phrases
  25. L.1 Identify active and passive voice
  26. L.2 Rewrite the sentence in active voice
  27. M.1 Use the correct frequently confused word
  28. M.2 Identify and correct errors with frequently confused words
  29. M.3 Identify and correct errors with frequently confused pronouns and contractions
  30. M.6 Correct errors in everyday use
  31. M.7 Suggest appropriate revisions
  32. N.4 Use in-text citations (MLA 7th–8th editions)
  33. N.5 Identify plagiarism
  34. S.1 Choose the word whose connotation and denotation best match the sentence
  35. S.2 Use words accurately and precisely
  36. S.3 Replace words using a thesaurus
  37. S.4 Explore words with new or contested usages
  38. W.2 Identify sentence fragments
  39. W.3 Identify run-on sentences
  40. W.4 Choose punctuation to avoid fragments and run-ons
  41. X.6 Combine sentences using relative clauses
  42. Z.7 Identify vague pronoun references
  43. Z.8 Identify all of the possible antecedents
  44. Z.9 Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person
  45. CC.3 Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  46. EE.1 Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions
  47. FF.1 Misplaced modifiers with pictures
  48. FF.2 Select the misplaced or dangling modifier
  49. FF.3 Are the modifiers used correctly?

Tenth-grade skills

  1. B.1 Which text is most formal?
  2. B.2 Compare passages for subjective and objective tone
  3. B.3 Identify audience and purpose
  4. B.4 Compare passages for tone
  5. C.1 Identify the narrative point of view
  6. F.1 Order topics from broadest to narrowest
  7. F.2 Organize information by main idea
  8. G.1 Choose the topic sentence that best captures the main idea
  9. G.2 Identify thesis statements
  10. H.1 Distinguish facts from opinions
  11. H.2 Choose evidence to support a claim
  12. H.3 Identify supporting evidence in a text
  13. H.4 Choose the most appropriate counterclaim for a given claim
  14. H.5 Choose the analysis that logically connects the evidence to the claim
  15. H.6 Transition logically between claims, evidence, analysis, and counterclaims
  16. H.7 Classify logical fallacies
  17. I.1 Identify appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in advertisements
  18. I.2 Use appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in persuasive writing
  19. J.1 Use personification
  20. K.1 Transitions with conjunctive adverbs
  21. K.2 Avoid double, illogical, and unclear comparisons
  22. K.3 Identify sentences with parallel structure
  23. K.4 Use parallel structure
  24. K.5 Remove redundant words or phrases
  25. L.1 Identify active and passive voice
  26. L.2 Rewrite the sentence in active voice
  27. M.1 Use the correct frequently confused word
  28. M.2 Identify and correct errors with frequently confused words
  29. M.3 Identify and correct errors with frequently confused pronouns and contractions
  30. M.6 Correct errors in everyday use
  31. M.7 Suggest appropriate revisions
  32. N.4 Use in-text citations (MLA 7th–8th editions)
  33. N.5 Identify plagiarism
  34. S.1 Choose the word whose connotation and denotation best match the sentence
  35. S.2 Use words accurately and precisely
  36. S.3 Replace words using a thesaurus
  37. S.4 Explore words with new or contested usages
  38. W.2 Identify sentence fragments
  39. W.3 Identify run-on sentences
  40. W.4 Choose punctuation to avoid fragments and run-ons
  41. X.6 Combine sentences using relative clauses
  42. Z.7 Identify vague pronoun references
  43. Z.8 Identify all of the possible antecedents
  44. CC.3 Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  45. EE.1 Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions
  46. FF.1 Misplaced modifiers with pictures
  47. FF.2 Select the misplaced or dangling modifier
  48. FF.3 Are the modifiers used correctly?
  49. GG.1 What does the punctuation suggest?

Eleventh-grade skills

  1. B.1 Which text is most formal?
  2. B.2 Compare passages for subjective and objective tone
  3. B.3 Identify audience and purpose
  4. B.4 Compare passages for tone
  5. C.1 Identify the narrative point of view
  6. C.8 Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone
  7. F.1 Order topics from broadest to narrowest
  8. F.2 Organize information by main idea
  9. G.1 Choose the topic sentence that best captures the main idea
  10. G.2 Identify thesis statements
  11. H.1 Distinguish facts from opinions
  12. H.2 Choose evidence to support a claim
  13. H.3 Identify supporting evidence in a text
  14. H.4 Choose the most appropriate counterclaim for a given claim
  15. H.5 Choose the analysis that logically connects the evidence to the claim
  16. H.6 Transition logically between claims, evidence, analysis, and counterclaims
  17. H.7 Classify logical fallacies
  18. I.1 Identify appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in advertisements
  19. I.2 Use appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in persuasive writing
  20. J.1 Transitions with conjunctive adverbs
  21. J.2 Avoid double, illogical, and unclear comparisons
  22. J.3 Identify sentences with parallel structure
  23. J.4 Use parallel structure
  24. J.5 Remove redundant words or phrases
  25. K.1 Use the correct frequently confused word
  26. K.2 Identify and correct errors with frequently confused words
  27. K.3 Identify and correct errors with frequently confused pronouns and contractions
  28. K.6 Correct errors in everyday use
  29. K.7 Suggest appropriate revisions
  30. L.4 Use in-text citations (MLA 7th–8th editions)
  31. L.5 Identify plagiarism
  32. Q.2 Choose the word whose connotation and denotation best match the sentence
  33. Q.3 Use words accurately and precisely
  34. Q.4 Replace words using a thesaurus
  35. Q.6 Explore words with new or contested usages
  36. T.1 Identify sentence fragments
  37. T.2 Identify run-on sentences
  38. T.3 Choose punctuation to avoid fragments and run-ons
  39. U.6 Combine sentences using relative clauses
  40. V.7 Identify vague pronoun references
  41. V.8 Identify all of the possible antecedents
  42. V.9 Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person
  43. Y.3 Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  44. AA.1 Misplaced modifiers with pictures
  45. AA.2 Select the misplaced or dangling modifier
  46. AA.3 Are the modifiers used correctly?
  47. BB.1 What does the punctuation suggest?

Twelfth-grade skills

  1. B.1 Which text is most formal?
  2. B.2 Compare passages for subjective and objective tone
  3. B.3 Identify audience and purpose
  4. B.4 Compare passages for tone
  5. C.1 Identify the narrative point of view
  6. C.8 Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone
  7. F.1 Order topics from broadest to narrowest
  8. F.2 Organize information by main idea
  9. G.1 Choose the topic sentence that best captures the main idea
  10. G.2 Identify thesis statements
  11. H.1 Distinguish facts from opinions
  12. H.2 Choose evidence to support a claim
  13. H.3 Identify supporting evidence in a text
  14. H.4 Choose the most appropriate counterclaim for a given claim
  15. H.5 Choose the analysis that logically connects the evidence to the claim
  16. H.6 Transition logically between claims, evidence, analysis, and counterclaims
  17. H.7 Classify logical fallacies
  18. I.1 Identify appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in advertisements
  19. I.2 Use appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in persuasive writing
  20. J.1 Transitions with conjunctive adverbs
  21. J.2 Avoid double, illogical, and unclear comparisons
  22. J.3 Identify sentences with parallel structure
  23. J.4 Use parallel structure
  24. J.5 Remove redundant words or phrases
  25. K.1 Use the correct frequently confused word
  26. K.2 Identify and correct errors with frequently confused words
  27. K.3 Identify and correct errors with frequently confused pronouns and contractions
  28. K.6 Correct errors in everyday use
  29. K.7 Suggest appropriate revisions
  30. L.4 Use in-text citations (MLA 7th–8th editions)
  31. L.5 Identify plagiarism
  32. Q.2 Choose the word whose connotation and denotation best match the sentence
  33. Q.3 Use words accurately and precisely
  34. Q.4 Replace words using a thesaurus
  35. Q.6 Explore words with new or contested usages
  36. T.1 Identify sentence fragments
  37. T.2 Identify run-on sentences
  38. T.3 Choose punctuation to avoid fragments and run-ons
  39. U.6 Combine sentences using relative clauses
  40. V.7 Identify vague pronoun references
  41. V.8 Identify all of the possible antecedents
  42. V.9 Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person
  43. Y.3 Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  44. AA.1 Misplaced modifiers with pictures
  45. AA.2 Select the misplaced or dangling modifier
  46. AA.3 Are the modifiers used correctly?
  47. BB.1 What does the punctuation suggest?