L.2.1.E Use adjectives and adverbs and choose between them depending on what is modified. Use determiners, noun markers, to add specificity (e.g., a, an, the, many, few, each, every, this, that, these, those).
L.2.1.F Use conjunctions to form compound subjects and predicates.
L.2.1.G Use prepositions correctly.
L.2.1.H Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; the little boy watched the movie in the afternoon; in the afternoon, the little boy watched the movie.).
L.2.2.D Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage, badge; boy, boil). Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries as needed to check and correct spellings. Reference spelling patterns chart to clarify types of spelling patterns.
L.2.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.2.5.A Sort words into categories based on multiple attributes (e.g. A large apple can be categorized by its color, size, and as a fruit.) to gain a sense of the concept that items can be categorized by more than one characteristic.
L.2.5.B Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
L.2.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).