ELA-04.L.02

Earth Space Science Logo4th Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Conventions of Standard English

ELA-04.L.02 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, anid spelling when writing.

a. Use correct capitalization
b. Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
c. Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
d. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify punctuation marks
  • I can identify words that need to be capitalized

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine when to capitalize words.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can punctuate dialogue correctly by using commas before/after speaker tags and placing quotation marks around direct speech 
  • I can use quotation marks to indicate words I have directly taken from text 
  • I can identify misspelled words and use resources to assist me in spelling correctly 
  • I can spell high-frequency words correctly

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
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).
  • Makes many errors in capitalization, punctuation and spelling The errors are noticeable and greatly interrupt the flow.
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).
  • Makes a few errors in capitalization, punctuation and grade appropriate spelling The errors in the writing are noticeable and interrupt the flow.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • Makes no errors in grade appropriate capitalization, punctuation or spelling The paper is easy to read Certain writing projects (opinion, informational or narrative) will be edited for conventions and published for others to read.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • Makes no errors in capitalization, punctuation or spelling The writing piece is exceptionally easy to read The student may write about the same topics, but the writing conventions of capitalization, punctuation and spelling are advanced according to the indicators for a Level 4. 

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Quotation Marks
  • High-Frequency Words

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