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(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.

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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.

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