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LA.6.L.37.a: English Language Arts

Demonstrate knowledge of subject-verb agreement when interrupted by a prepositional phrase, with inverted word order, and with indefinite pronouns as subjects.

LA.6.L.37.b: English Language Arts

Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

LA.6.L.37.c: English Language Arts

Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

LA.6.L.37.d: English Language Arts

Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

LA.6.L.37.e: English Language Arts

Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).

LA.6.L.37.f: English Language Arts

Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others? writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.

LA.6.L.38.a: English Language Arts

Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.

LA.6.L.38.b: English Language Arts

Spell correctly.

LA.6.L.39.a: English Language Arts

Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/ listener interest, and style.

LA.6.L.39.b: English Language Arts

Maintain consistency in style and tone.

LA.6.L.40.a: English Language Arts

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word?s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

LA.6.L.40.b: English Language Arts

Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).

LA.6.L.40.c: English Language Arts

Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

LA.6.L.40.d: English Language Arts

Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

LA.6.L.42: English Language Arts

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
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