| •The intent of this standard is that students will continue to learn to edit and self-correct their writing.|
•Students should apply grammatical rules to their writing.
•Declarative sentences form a statement (e.g., She is my friend.).
•Interrogative sentences form a question (e.g., What time is it?).
•Exclamatory sentences use powerful emotions or feelings (e.g., We won the game!).
All students should:
understand that proper grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling contribute to the meaning of writing.
To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:
•recognize and use complete sentences.
•punctuate declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences (e.g., period, question mark, exclamation point).
•capitalize all proper nouns and words at the beginning of sentences.
•capitalize the word I.
•use singular and plural nouns and pronouns.
•use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, fish).
•use apostrophes to form contractions and common singular possessives.
•identify simple abbreviations, including those for titles (e.g., Mr., Mrs., Ms., and Dr.), calendar words (e.g., Jan., Feb., Mon., Tue.), and address words (e.g., St., Rd.).
•spell commonly used sight words, compound words, and regular plurals correctly.
•use commas in the salutation (e.g., Dear Tyrell, ) and closing (e.g., (Sincerely, ) of a letter.
•use verbs and adjectives correctly in sentences (e.g., The friendly girls talk loudly. The friendly girl talks loudly.).