English

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Browse the list of topics covered in each class below:

Common Core 45

1. The conventions of standard English grammar

Ensure the pronouns are in the proper case.

Use relative pronouns and relative adverbs.

Form and use the progressive verb tenses.

Use modal auxiliaries to convey various conditions.

Order adjectives according to conventional patterns.

Form and use prepositional phrases.

Produce complete sentences, avoiding fragments and run-ons.

Correctively use frequently confused words.

2. Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

Use correct capitalization.

Use commas and quotation marks.

Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction.

3. Knowledge of language and its conventions

Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.

Differentiate between contexts of formal and informal English.

4. The meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or a phrase.

Use common grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots.

Consult reference materials to find the pronunciation and the meaning.

5. Figurative languages, word relationships, and nuances

Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors.

Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms and proverbs.

Understand the relationship between synonyms and antonyms.

Common Core 56

1. The conventions of standard English grammar

Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections.

Form and use the perfect verb tenses.

Use verb tenses to convey various times, sequences, and states.

2. Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

Use punctuation to separate items in a series.

Use a comma to separate an introductory element.

Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics.

3. Knowledge of language and its conventions

Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning and style.

Compare and contrast the varieties used in stories, dramas, and poems.

4. The meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or a phrase.

Use common grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots.

Consult reference materials to find the pronunciation and the meaning.

5. Figurative languages, word relationships, and nuances

Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors.

Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms and proverbs.

Use the relationship between synonyms, antonyms, and homographs.

6. Academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Acquire and use words and phrases that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships.


Common Core 67

1. The conventions of standard English grammar

Ensure the pronouns are in the proper case.

Use intensive pronouns.

Recognize inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

Correct vague pronouns.

Use strategies to improve expression.

2. Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

Use punctuation to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.

Spell correctly.

3. Knowledge of language and its conventions

Vary sentence patterns for meaning, interest, and style.

Maintain consistency in style and tone.

4. Meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or a phrase.

Use common grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots.

Consult reference materials to find the pronunciation and the meaning.

5. Figurative languages, word relationships, and nuances

Interpret figures of speech in context.

Use the relationship between particular words to better understand.

Distinguish among the connotations with denotations.

6. Academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Acquire vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension and expression.


Common Core 78

1. The conventions of standard English grammar

Explain the function of phrases and clauses. 

Choose compound and complex sentences to signal different ideas.

Place phrases and clauses recognizing misplaced modifiers.

2. Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives.

Spell correctly.

3. Knowledge of language and its conventions

Choose the language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely,

recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.

4. Vocabulary acquisition and use

Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or a phrase.

Use common grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots.

Consult reference materials to find the pronunciation and the meaning.

Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase by checking the inferred meaning in the context.

5. Figurative languages, word relationships, and nuances

Interpret figures of speech in context.

Use the relationship between particular words to better understand.

Distinguish among the connotations with denotations.

6. Academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Acquire vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension and expression.

Common Core 89

1. The conventions of standard English grammar

Use parallel structure.

Use various types of phrases and clauses to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest.

2. Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

Use a semicolon to link two or more independent clauses.

Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation.

3. Knowledge of language and its functions

Write to conform to the guidelines in a style manual appropriate for the discipline and writing type.

4. Vocabulary acquisition and use

Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or a phrase.

Identify patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or part of speech.

Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase by checking the inferred meaning in the context.

5. Figurative languages, word relationships, and nuances

Interpret figures of speech in context and analyze their role.

Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

6. Academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Acquire vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension and expression at the college and career readiness level.