Language: Print upper and lower-case letters. Singular and plural nouns. Simple sentences. Subject, object and possessive pronouns. Verbs to convey past, present, future. Frequently occurring prepositions. Produce and expand complete declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory sentences. Subject and predicate. Capitalize names, places, dates. Use end punctuation. Use commas in dates and series. Common spelling patterns. Phonetic spelling. Form new words using deletions, additions: an, man, mat, etc.
Vocabulary: Sort words into categories. Context in sentences. Common affixes. Define words. Multiple-meaning words. Shades of meaning with verbs.
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