Demonstrate command of the conventions of
standard English capitalization, punctuation, and
spelling when writing.
a. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*
b. Use a comma to separate an introductory
element from the rest of the sentence.
c. Use a comma to set off the words yes and no
(e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question
from the rest of the sentence (e.g., Itâs true, isnât
it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that
d. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to
indicate titles of works.
e. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly,
consulting references as needed.