L.2.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
- Compare formal and informal uses of English.


 


 VOCABULARY
  • conventions/rules 
  • knowledge 
  • informal use 
  • formal use

  • context 
  • syntax 
  • pragmatics

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD  what's this

    • A clear and comfortable knowledge of English language and its conventions are essential as second grade students strengthen their writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills. 
    • Students will need opportunities to use their grammar and usage skills in both formal writing and informal writing. 
    • Students will also need opportunities to use their grammar skills in speaking, reading, and listening. 
    • Students will need opportunities to use their capitalization, punctuation, and spelling skills in both formal writing and informal writing. 
    • Students need to understand the difference in “formal English” and “informal English” so that they can make choices about writing style in a variety of settings and genres. 
    • Students will learn academic language and vocabulary across all content areas more easily by mastering the conventions of standard English.


QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION
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    • What strategies can be used to help students incorporate and correctly use conventions, such as nouns, verbs, plurals, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs, in their spoken and written language? 
    • What additional instructional support can be provided for students who struggle with understanding the conventions of standard English? 
    • When is formal writing most appropriate? When is informal writing most appropriate? What examples can I use in both literary and informational text? What opportunitiesfor practice can I provide? 
    • What strategies can be used to support reading across various author and genres to compare both language usage and writing style (formal and informal) 
    • How can I model the use of formal and informal English during conversation in the classroom? 
 

 


LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to L.3.3 to see the progression of related skills.