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Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Conventions of Standard English: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Conventions of Standard English: Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
Conventions of Standard English: Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.*
Conventions of Standard English: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Conventions of Standard English: Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old[,] green shirt).
Conventions of Standard English: Spell correctly.
Knowledge of Language: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.