The following skills are particularly likely to require continued attention (recursive instruction & practice) in higher grades as they are applied to increasingly sophisticated writing and speaking.
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L.3.1f. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
L.3.2c Form and use possessives.
L.3.3a. Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
L.4.1f. Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
L.4.1g. Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to/too/two; there/their).
L.4.2a Capitalize Correctly
L.5.1d. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.
L.5.2a. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
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L.5.2b Use commas to separate introductory elements from the rest of the sentence
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L.6.1c. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
L.6.1d. Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).
L.6.2a. Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.
L.6.3a. Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
L.7.1c. Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.
L.7.3a. Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
L.8.1d. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
L.9–10.1a. Use parallel structure.
12.2a Observe hyphenation conventions.
It was one of the most collaborative experiences in my educational career. I applied every bit of how-to knowledge I've picked up over the past 18 years and still, that wasn't enough; many students had to jump in to help someone else. When a group and I didn't know how to do something, there was always another student in the class who would come up with a solution.
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