As they move through formal schooling, students must continually learn how to gain control over the many conventions of Standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics. They must also learn to apply these language skills to their speaking and writing opportunities in order to help them convey meaning effectively and powerfully. Language standards include the rules of standard written and spoken English as well as the use of language as a craft with many choices.
While the sub-standards under the language strand are grade-level specific, it is important to realize that many sub-standards require continued attention, grades 3-12; because of this, students will continue to see an emphasis on language skills that were previously taught. In order to see a clear picture of the progression of language standards, open the attached image above; there you will see that students never stop learning about the enduring standards of our language. English grammar, conventions, knowledge of language and vocabulary extend across reading, writing, speaking and listening and, in fact, are inseparable from these contexts.
Calculation Method for Strands
Strands are larger groups of related standards. The Strand Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each strand to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each strand's related standards.