10-second review: Observe conventions of grammar and usage. Observe conventions of capitalization, punctuation and spelling. Make effective language choices. Determine words meanings. Understand word relationships.
Observe conventions of grammar and usage
.Understand that usage is a matter of convention and can change over time and is sometimes contested.
.Resolve complex usage issues.
Observe conventions of capitalization, punctuation and spelling
.Using hyphens to join words
Make effective language choices
.Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual.
Determine word meanings
.Use strategies to determine unknown or multiple-meaning words.
.Verify preliminary definition of a word by looking it up in the dictionary.
.Interpret various figures of speech.
Understand word relationships
.Distinguish words with similar meanings, but different connotations.
Source: “CCSSI (
Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/. Common Core State