BPS District English Standards Book

ELA Strands

[L] Language

Conventions of Standard English
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Knowledge of Language
  • Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

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Kindergarten

ELA-00.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-00.L.01 Use English grammar conventions when writing or speaking
    • ELA-00.L.02 Use correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

First Grade

ELA-01.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-01.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-01.L.02 Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

Knowledge of Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-01.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words
    • ELA-01.L.05 Understand word relationships and nuances in meanings
    • ELA-01.L.06 Use words and phrases to signal simple relationships

 

Second Grade

ELA-02.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-02.L.01 Demonstrate command English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-02.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-02.L.03 Use knowledge of language when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-02.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. 
    • ELA-02.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. 
    • ELA-02.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.

 

Third Grade

ELA-03.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-03.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-03.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-03.L.03 Use language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or list

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-03.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases
    • ELA-03.L.05 Understand word relationships and nuances in meanings
    • ELA-03.L.06 Acquire and use general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-04.L.01 Demonstrate command English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-04.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-04.L.03 Use language and conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listenin

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-04.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-04.L.05 Understanding figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-04.L.06 Use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-05.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and when writing or speaking
    • ELA-05.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-05.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-05.L.04 Determine meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-05.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-05.L.06 Use general and domain-specific words and phrases, including relationship

 

Sixth Grade

ELA-06.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-06.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-06.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-06.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-06.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-06.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-06.L.06 Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

 

Seventh Grade

ELA-07.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-07.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-07.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-07.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-07.L.04 Clarify meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-07.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-07.L.06 Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

 

Eighth Grade

ELA-08.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-08.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-08.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-08.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-08.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases
    • ELA-08.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-08.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Ninth Grade

ELA-09.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-09.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
    • ELA-09.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-09.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-09.L.04 Determine or clarify word meanings choosing from a range of strategies
    • ELA-09.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-09.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Tenth Grade

ELA-10.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-10.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
    • ELA-10.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-10.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-10.L.04 Determine or clarify word meanings choosing from a range of strategies
    • ELA-10.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-10.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Eleventh Grade

ELA-11.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-11.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
    • ELA-11.L.02 Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-11.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-11.L.04 Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-11.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-11.L.06 Use academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Twelfth Grade

ELA-12.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-12.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
    • ELA-12.L.02 Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-12.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-12.L.04 Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-12.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-12.L.06 Use academic and domain-specific words and phrases