Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Topic: Overview of Standards in Language, Grades 3 through 10.

Grade 3 through 10: Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement. Choose words for effect.

Grade 4 through 10: Use adjectives and adverbs (comparative and superlative forms). Complete sentences, avoiding run-ons and fragments. Frequently confused words like affect/effect. Punctuation for effect. Consistency in style and tone. Precise diction.

Grade 5 through 10: Shifts in verb tense. Items in series. Expand, combine and reduce sentences.

Grade 6 through 10: Shifts in pronoun number and person. Ambiguous antecedents. Commas with nonrestrictive or parenthetical elements. Vary sentence patterns.

Grade 7 through 10: Misplaced and dangling modifiers. Eliminate wordiness and redundancy.

Grade 8 through 10: Shifts in verb voice (active and passive, RayS.) and mood (indicative, imperative, subjunctive[?] RayS.)

Grades 9 and 10: Parallel structure.

Title:  “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at

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