10-second review: Conventions in writing and speaking. Vocabulary acquisition and use.
Conventions in writing and speaking
.pronouns in proper case.
.Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
.Recognize and correct vague pronouns—with unclear or ambiguous antecedents.
.Use commas to set off nonrestrictive or parenthetical elements.
.Vary sentence patterns for meaning, interest and style.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
.Clarify meanings of unknown or multiple-meaning words, using a variety of strategies, context, etc.
.Use known roots as clues to word meanings.
.Verify word meanings by using a dictionary.
.Interpret figures of speech.
.Distinguish a word from other words with similar denotations but different connotations.
.Use grade-appropriate academic vocabulary and English language arts-specific words and phrases.
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