Language: Print upper and lower-case letters. Write a letter. Plurals. Prepositions. Expand complete sentences. Use question words: who, what, when, where, why, how. Capitalize the first word in a sentence. Periods, question marks, exclamation points. Spell words phonetically.
Vocabulary: Sort objects into categories. New meanings for familiar words. Common affixes. Shades of meaning in verbs. Common adjectives. Verbs, adjectives and their opposites. Use newly learned words.
Source: “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
Comment: Seems as if these standards are rushing things. But who knows until we try? RayS.