[ELA2021] (1) 32 :
32. Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
a. Identify the required features of a sentence, including capitalization of the first word and end punctuation.
b. Transcribe spoken words to demonstrate that print represents oral language.
c. Compose a simple sentence, including a subject and a predicate, that expresses a complete thought.
d. With prompting and support, identify the role or purpose of a noun, verb, and adjective within a sentence and describe the type of the information it conveys.
e. Write the correct number of words, with proper spacing, for a spoken phrase or sentence.
f. Begin each sentence with a capital letter.
g. Capitalize the pronoun I and names of individuals.
h. Use commas in dates and words in a series.
i. With prompting and support, recognize, name, and correctly use end punctuation, utilizing appropriate academic vocabulary.
Example: period for declarative sentences, question mark for interrogative sentences, exclamation mark for exclamatory sentences [ELA2021] (2) 43 :
43. Write complete sentences demonstrating knowledge of punctuation conventions.
a. Utilize commas with words in a series in a sentence.
b. Use apostrophes to form contractions and possessives.
Examples: contractions with am, is, has, not (I'm, she's, don't)
c. Use punctuation to set off interjections.
d. Expand sentences using frequently-occurring conjunctions.
Examples: because, so, but [ELA2021] (3) 36 :
36. Demonstrate knowledge of the rules of standard English grammar including punctuation, capitalization, sentence formation, and spelling appropriate for third grade.
a. Use articles a, an, and the correctly.
b. Identify the role of a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, and conjunction within a sentence and explain the type of the information it conveys.
c. Form plural nouns, verbs, and possessives, including irregular plural nouns and verbs.
d. Use simple abbreviations, including days of the week, months of the year, titles, units of metric and customary measurement, street names, and state names. [ELA2021] (4) 38 :
38. Compose complete sentences with correct subject-verb agreement, punctuation, and usage.
a. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns.
Example: a small red bag rather than a red small bag
b. Form and use prepositional phrases and conjunctions.
c. Recognize and correct sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
d. Use commas, apostrophes, and quotation marks correctly.
e. Use correct capitalization, including familial relations and proper adjectives.
f. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed. [ELA2021] (5) 40 :
40. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
a. Use commas to separate items in a series, separate introductory elements from the rest of a sentence, set off tag questions, and indicate direct address.
b. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate the titles of different types of works.
c. Spell grade-level words correctly, consulting references as needed.