Language: Function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in sentences. Simple verb tenses. Subject-verb, pronoun-antecedent agreement. Simple, compound and complex sentences. Capitalization. Quotation marks in dialogue. Adding suffixes to base words. Use dictionary for correct spelling. Use words for effect.
Vocabulary: Unknown and multiple-meaning words. How word is used in a sentence. Root words. Affixes. Literal and non-literal meaning. Distinguish related words. Specialized words in social studies and science.
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: Function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in sentences? Simple, compound and complex sentences? That’s a bit mind-boggling. I suppose it can be done. But should it? RayS.