ELA Language Strand Logo 1st Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Conventions of Standard English

ELA-01.L.01 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


a. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
b. Correctly use common homophones (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
c. Ensure subject verb-agreement.
d. Produce compound sentences.
e. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (simple subject/verb agreement).
f. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
g. Form and use the simple verb tenses (e.g., I walked, I walk; I will walk).
h. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
i. Use adjectives depending on what is to be modified.
j. Use demonstratives (that, those, these, this).
k. Use question words (interrogatives).
l. Produce complete sentences in shared language activities.
m. Common and proper nouns.
n. Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
o. Use frequently occurring adjectives.
p. Use articles.
Display proficiency in:
q. Uppercase and lowercase letters.
r. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (and, or, but).
s. Use prepositions.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can 

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student Will ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.



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