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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2 Demonstrate Command...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2.a - Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old[,] green shirt).


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2.b - Spell correctly.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2 Demonstrate Command Of The Conventions Of Standard English Capitalization,... Language - 7th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

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