UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD what's this
- informal use
- formal use
• 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 what's this
• 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?
Go to L.3.3 to see the progression of related skills.