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- 32 Respond in writing to literature and informational text, including stories, dramas, poetry, and cross-curricular texts, independently and with grade-level proficiency.
- 33 Write fluently and legibly in cursive, using correctly formed letters with appropriate spacing and placing text elements correctly on the page.
- 34 Write personal or fictional narratives incorporating literary elements (characters, plot, setting, conflict), dialogue, strong voice, and clear event sequences.
- 35 Write informative or explanatory texts using multiple sources to examine a topic, conveying ideas and information clearly and incorporating a strong organizational structure, relevant details, and elaboration.
- 36 Write an argument to persuade the reader to take an action or adopt a position, stating a claim, supporting the claim with relevant evidence from sources, using connectives to link ideas, and presenting a strong conclusion.
- 37 Write about research findings independently over short and/or extended periods of time.
- 38 Gather information on a topic or question, and share the results through various modes of writing, including projects and presentations.
- 38.a Locate information in print and digital sources.
- 38.b Summarize, quote, and paraphrase information in notes and finished work, providing a list of sources.
- 38.c Integrate information from several texts on the same topic into presentations of research.
- 39 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage in writing.
- 39.a Evaluate the usage of pronouns for the proper case.
- 39.b Identify inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
- 39.c Use varied pronouns and their antecedents correctly in composing and revising writing.
- 39.d Use subject-verb agreement correctly when composing and revising writing.
- 39.e Use verb tenses to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.
- 39.f Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense, including subject-verb agreement.
- 39.g Use perfect verb tenses to compose and revise writing.
- 39.h Use correlative conjunctions correctly when composing and revising writing.
- 40 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
- 40.a Use commas to separate items in a series, separate introductory elements from the rest of a sentence, set off tag questions, and indicate direct address.
- 40.b Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate the titles of different types of works.
- 40.c Spell grade-level words correctly, consulting references as needed.
- 41 Write using grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases accurately, including those that signal contrasting ideas, additional information, and other logical relationships.
- 42 Consult print and digital reference materials to find the pronunciation and to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.