ELA.2.C.3.1

Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Skills to be mastered at this grade level are as follows:
  • Form plurals -y to -ies.
  • Use apostrophes to form contractions.
  • Appropriately use pronouns.
  • Use commas in a series.
  • Use plural possessives.
  • Use interjections. 
Skills to be implemented but not yet mastered are as follows:
  • Conjugate regular and irregular verb tenses.
  • Form and use regular and frequently occurring irregular plural nouns.
  • Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs.
  • Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
  • Form and use irregular plural nouns.
  • Form and use the progressive and perfect verb tenses.
  • Use simple modifiers.
  • Use prepositions and prepositional phrases.
  • Form and use compound sentences.
  • Use quotation marks with dialogue and direct quotations.
  • Use commas to indicate direct address.
  • Use subject-verb agreement with intervening clauses and phrases.
  • Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons. 
Clarification 2: See Convention Progression by Grade Level for more information.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade: 2
Strand: Communication
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010043: Language Arts - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7710013: Access Language Arts - Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010102: Introduction to Debate Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010013: English for Speakers of Other Languages Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond (current))

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Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.2.C.3.AP.1: Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.
  • Use possessives and plural possessives.
  • Use subject-verb agreement in simple sentences. 
  • Appropriately use pronouns. 
  • Use commas in a series. 

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