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Conventions of Standard English

L.3 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Lesson Plan: The Fisherman and His Wife

Lesson Plan: The Fisherman and His Wife

a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. tools-icon
b. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns. tools-icon
c. Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood). tools-icon
d. Form and use regular and irregular verbs. tools-icon
e. Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses. tools-icon
f. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement. tools-icon
g. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified. tools-icon
h. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. tools-icon
i. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences. tools-icon
j. Write legibly in cursive or joined italics, allowing margins and correct spacing between letters in a word and words in a sentence. CA
k. Use reciprocal pronouns correctly. CA
L.3.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. tools-icon
a. Capitalize appropriate words in titles. tools-icon
b. Use commas in addresses. tools-icon
c. Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue. tools-icon
d. Form and use possessives. tools-icon
e. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness). tools-icon
f. Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.  tools-icon
g. Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.  tools-icon

Knowledge of Language

L.3.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. tools-icon
a. Choose words and phrases for effect. tools-icon
b. Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English. tools-icon

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. tools-icon
a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. tools-icon
b. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat). tools-icon
c. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion). tools-icon
d. Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases in all content areas. CA tools-icon
L.3.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. tools-icon
a. Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps). tools-icon
b. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful). tools-icon
c. Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered). tools-icon
L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
Lesson Plan: The Fisherman and His Wife

Lesson Plan: The Fisherman and His Wife

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