Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions.
and Mechanics of Writing
1.1 Identify and correctly use clauses (e.g., main and subordinate), phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive, and participial), and mechanics of punctuation (e.g., semicolons, colons, ellipses, hyphens).
1.2 Understand sentence construction (e.g., parallel structure, subordination, proper placement of modifiers) and proper English usage (e.g., consistency of verb tenses).
1.3 Demonstrate an understanding of proper English usage and control of grammar, paragraph and sentence structure, diction, and syntax.
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3||Part 4|
|Part 5||Part 6||Part 7||Part 8|
|Part 9||Part 10||Part 11||Part 12|
|Principal Parts||Gerunds, Infinitives, Participles||Dialogue||Gen's Online Grammar|
|adverbs vs. adjectives||Capitalization||Punctuation||Commas|
|Noun Cases||Pronouns||Who or Whom?||Lie or Lay?|
|Sit or Set?||Rise or Raise?||Embedded Quotations|
1.0 Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development
Students apply their knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading materials and use those words accurately.
Vocabulary and Concept Development
1.1 Identify and use the literal and figurative meanings of words and understand word derivations.
1.2. Distinguish between the denotative and connotative meanings of words and interpret the connotative power of words.
1.3 Identify Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology and use the knowledge to understand the origin and meaning of new words (e.g., the word narcissistic drawn from the myth of Narcissus and Echo).