L 8.1 I can use English grammar correctly when writing and speaking.
A I can explain how verbals (gerunds/participles) work in sentences.
B I can use verbs in the active and passive voice.
C I can use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative and subjunctive mood.
D I can recognize and fix inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
L 8.2 I can capitalize correctly.
I can punctuate correctly.
A I can use a comma to separate adjectives.
B I can spell correctly.
L 8.3 I can use my grammar skills when writing, speaking, reading or listening.
A I can use verbs in the active and passive voice to achieve a variety of effects.
L 8.4 I can figure out what unknown words mean, using a variety of strategies.
A I can use the words around an unknown word (context clues) to determine it’s meaning.
B I can use common Greek or Latin Roots to determine word meanings.
C I can use a dictionary, glossary or thesaurus to determine the pronunciation of a word.
D I can check for a word meaning in context or in a dictionary.
L 8.5 I understand figurative language.
I understand word relationships with word meanings
A I can understand and interpret figures of speech in text.
B I can use word relationships to understand words.
C I can use different word connotations with similar words.
L 8.6 I can find and use grade level vocabulary and phrases.
I can use the text to learn information about a vocabulary word.