5th Grade ELA Written Conventions
WRITTEN CONVENTIONS STANDARDS
FIFTH GRADESentence Structure
- Write the complete subject and the complete predicate in a sentence.
- Write simple and compound sentences with correct subject-verb agreement.
- Write declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences.
- Write dialogue with correct punctuation.
- Maintain consistency of tense.
Parts of Speech
- Use the following parts of speech correctly in writing:
- Verbs (active voice)
- Collective nouns (e.g., class)
- Adjectives (e.g., descriptive, including origins) and their comparative and superlative forms
- Adverbs (e.g., frequency; intensity)
- Prepositions and prepositional phrases (for telling location, time, direction, details)
- Indefinite pronouns
- Subordinating conjunctions (e.g., while, because, although, if)
- Transitional words between sentences and ideas (e.g., also, therefore)
- Use nouns and pronouns that agree (e.g., Mike/he).
- Use verbs correctly that are often misused (e.g., lie, lay).
- Use verbs and objects correctly that are often misused (e.g., she and I).
- Use capitalization for
- initials and acronyms
- Recognize and use punctuation marks, including
- commas in compound sentences
- proper punctuation and spacing for quotations
- italics and underlining for titles and emphasis
- Differentiate between commonly confused terms (its/it’s and affect/effect, and others).
- Use spelling patterns, rules, or/and print resources to check spellings.
- Use the spell-check function in word processing while understanding its limitations.