Students apply some features and conventions of language (e.g., syntax, spelling, punctuation) in their writing and representing to enhance meaning, clarity, and expression.
C10 use some features and conventions of language to express meaning in their writing and representing, including complete simple sentences, and begin to use compound sentences, some paragraph divisions, generally correct noun-pronoun and subject-verb agreement, past and present tenses, capital letters at the beginning of proper nouns and sentences, periods, question marks, or exclamation marks at the end of sentences, commas to separate items in a series, words from their oral vocabulary, personal word list, and class lists, spelling words of more than one syllable, high-frequency irregular words, and regular plurals by applying phonic knowledge and skills and visual memory, attempting to spell unfamiliar words by applying phonic knowledge and skills and visual memory, conventional Canadian spelling of common words, letters printed legibly, consistent in shape and size, with appropriate spacing between letters and words
Grammar and Usage
make complete sentences, use simple sentences, and begin to use compound sentences
build a large bank of instantly recalled high-frequency words
use spelling patterns and strategies such as phonic knowledge, invented spelling, and visual memory when writing words of more than one syllable, high-frequency irregular words, regular plurals, and unknown words