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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1 Demonstrate Command...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1.a - Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1.b - Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1.c - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1.d - Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1.e - Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.*

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

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1 Demonstrate Command Of The Conventions Of Standard English Grammar... Language - 6th 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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