L.1.1.d Explain the function of coordinating conjunction.
L.1.1.e Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
L.1.2.f Produce complex and compound-complex sentences.
L.1.2.g Rearrange complete simple and compound sentences of a variety of lengths.
L.1.2.h Ensure pronoun-antecedent agreement.
L.1.2.i Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
L.1.2.j Resolve issues of complex or contested usage, consulting reliable references as needed.
L.1.3 Demonstrate proficiency in:
L.1.3.k Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
L.1.3.l Explain the function of and use linking verbs.
L.1.3.m Use verb tense to convey various times and sequences.
L.1.3.n Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that).
L.1.3.o Explain the function of pronouns.
L.1.3.p Use relative adverbs (where, when, why).
L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L.2.2.a 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.2.3 Display proficiency in:
L.2.3.b Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
L.2.3.c Add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
Knowledge of Language
L.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
L.3.a Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
L.4.c Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
L.6 Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.