ELA-05.L.02

ELA Language Strand Logo 5th (ELA) Targeted Standard
(L) Strand: Language
Cluster: Conventions of Standard English

ELA-05.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. Add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
c. 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:
d. Form and use possessives.
e. Use correct capitalization overall.
f. Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of a sentence.
g. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can name different forms of punctuation.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine when to capitalize words.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can identify items in a series and punctuate them correctly.
  • I can identify when a comma should be used.
  • I can identify when periods, question marks and quotations should be used.
  • I can identify titles of works and choose the correct formatting style.
  • I can spell high-frequency words correctly.
  • I can identify misspelled words and use resources to assist me in spelling correctly.

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).
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).
  • Recognizes or recalls specific terminology, such as:
    • Punctuation, comma, quotation mark, italics, underlines
  • Performs basic processes, such as:
    • capitalize beginning of sentences and include appropriate ending punctuation
    • identify possessives

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • form and use possessives
  • use correct capitalization overall
  • 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

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.
  • Add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
  • 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

Scoring Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

Student is able to:

  • Make 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.
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” Student is able to :

  • Makes no errors in grade appropriate capitalization, punctuation or grade appropriate spelling
  • The writing piece is easy to read

Students work on many writing pieces (opinion, informative and narrative).  Some pieces will be edited and published for an outside audience.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

The student:

  • Makes a few errors in capitalization, punctuation and grade-appropriate spelling
  • The errors are noticeable and interrupt the flow
See Level 3 for example of task.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 and/or 3.0 content.
1.0

The student:

  • Makes many errors in capitalization, punctuation and grade-appropriate spelling
  • The errors are noticeable and greatly interrupt the flow
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Usage
  • Series
  • Comma
  • Quotation
  • Conventions
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • High-Frequency Words

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window
  • Scholastic

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