Academic Standard

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy
Grade range: 
No grade range
Category = Conventions of Standard English
Elements within this Standard
Capitalize appropriate words in titles.
Use commas in addresses.
Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
Form and use possessives.
Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in
Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
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Academic Unit
Multiple content areas
Grade 3
ELA / Literacy
Grades 2 - 3