ELA-04.L.02

ELA Language Strand Logo 4th 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, and spelling when writing.

Sub-Standards:

Practice:
a. Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
b. Form and use possessives.
c. Add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
d. Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of a sentence.
e. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
f. 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:
g. Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
h. Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
i. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
j. Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?) and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).

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 can ...
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).
Start
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).
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • capitalization, quotation marks, commas, conjunctions, compound sentences
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • use commas in greetings and closings of letters
    • include appropriate ending punctuation.
    • recognize that quotation marks indicate that someone is speaking.
    • use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied word.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
  • use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
  • use punctuation to separate items in a series.
  • use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g. Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?) and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
  • form and use possessives.
  • add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
  • use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of a sentence.
  • use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
  • 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)
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Capitalization
  • Commas
  • Punctuation
  • Quotation Marks
  • Conjunctions
  • Compound Sentences
  • High-Frequency Words

Websites

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