School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade PK

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Standard 5.0 Controlling Language

Students will control language by applying the conventions of Standard English in speaking and writing.*

Topic

A. Grammar

Indicator

  • 1. Use grammar concepts and skills that strengthen oral language
Objective
  1. Use complete sentences to respond to questions

Topic

B. Usage

Indicator

  • 1. Comprehend and apply standard English in oral language
Objectives
  1. Use sentences with subject/verb agreement
  2. Use correct verb tense

Topic

C. Mechanics

Indicator

  • 1. Explain the purpose of mechanics to make and clarify meaning

Indicator

  • 2. Comprehend basic punctuation and capitalization in written language
Objectives
  1. Recognize that names begin with a capital letter
  2. Recognize that space is used to separate words

*Emphasis is on application of conventions rather than memorization of terms.

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.

11/15/07