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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3 Use Knowledge Of...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3 - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3.a - Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3.b - Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.

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

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3 Use Knowledge Of Language And Its Conventions When... Language - 5th 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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