Grade 3 through 10: Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement. Choose words for effect.
Grade 4 through 10: Use adjectives and adverbs (comparative and superlative forms). Complete sentences, avoiding run-ons and fragments. Frequently confused words like affect/effect. Punctuation for effect. Consistency in style and tone. Precise diction.
Grade 5 through 10: Shifts in verb tense. Items in series. Expand, combine and reduce sentences.
Grade 6 through 10: Shifts in pronoun number and person. Ambiguous antecedents. Commas with nonrestrictive or parenthetical elements. Vary sentence patterns.
Grade 7 through 10: Misplaced and dangling modifiers. Eliminate wordiness and redundancy.
Grade 8 through 10: Shifts in verb voice (active and passive, RayS.) and mood (indicative, imperative, subjunctive[?] RayS.)
Grades 9 and 10: Parallel structure.
Title: “CCSSI (
Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/. Common Core State