L.2.1.c Add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
L.2.1.d Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
L.2.1.e Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
L.2.1.f Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
L.2.1.g Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of a sentence.
L.2.1.h Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It's true, isn't it?) and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
L.2.1.i Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
L.2.1.j Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed and/or using spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spelling, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts).
L.2.2 Display proficiency in:
L.2.2.k Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
L.2.2.l Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
L.2.2.m Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy → boil).
L.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).