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Topic: Knowledge of language 

Common Core English Language Arts

 Strand  Language
  Grade 2
   L.2.3.Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
   L.2.3.a.Compare formal and informal uses of English.
 Strand  Language
  Grade 3
   L.3.3.Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
   L.3.3.a.Choose words and phrases for effect.
   L.3.3.b.Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.
  Grade 4
   L.4.3.Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
   L.4.3.a.Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
   L.4.3.b.Choose punctuation for effect.
   L.4.3.c.Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).
  Grade 5
   L.5.3.Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
   L.5.3.a.Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
   L.5.3.b.Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.
 Strand  Language
  Grade 6
   L.6.3.Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
   L.6.3.a.Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
   L.6.3.b.Maintain consistency in style and tone.
  Grade 7
   L.7.3.Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
   L.7.3.a.Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
  Grade 8
   L.8.3.Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
   L.8.3.a.Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action; expressing uncertainty or describing a state contrary to fact).
 Strand  Language
  Grades 9-10
   L.9-10.3.Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
   L.9-10.3.a.Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual (e.g., MLA Handbook, Turabian’s Manual for Writers) appropriate for the discipline and writing type.
  Grades 11-12
   L.11-12.3.Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
   L.11-12.3.a.Vary syntax for effect, consulting references (e.g., Tufte’s Artful Sentences) for guidance as needed; apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.
 Strand  Language
  College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
   L.3.Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.