1st (ELA) Targeted Standard (L) Strand: Language Cluster: Conventions of Standard English
ELA-01.L.02 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
a. Capitalize dates and names of people.
b. Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
c. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
d. Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
e. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
f. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy →
g. Capitalize important words in titles.
h. Form and use possessives.
i. Add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
j. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
k. Use end punctuation for sentences.
l. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently
occurring irregular words.
m. Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling
n. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words.
o. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed and/or using
spelling patterns and generalizations. (e.g., word families, position-based spelling,
syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts)
Display proficiency in:
p. Recognize and name end punctuation.
Student Learning Targets:
I can identify end punctuation marks like a period, exclamation point and question mark .
I can identify words at the beginning of a sentence.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can use the correct punctuation in my writing .
I can use common spelling patterns when writing words .
I can spell new words by sounding out letters and using known spelling rules.
I can produce a published piece of writing with correct punctuation, capitalization and spelling.
The Student Will ...
... 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).
... 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).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.