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ELD Standards: Grades K-2

ELD Standards: Grades K-2

Writing: English Language Conventions

ELD Levels

ELD Standards

Instructional Strategies


Use capitalization when writing one’s own name.

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Early Intermediate

Use capitalization to begin sentences and for proper nouns.
Use a period or question mark at the end of a sentence.
Edit writing
for basic conventions (e.g., capitalization and use of periods) and make some corrections.


Produce independent writing that may include some inconsistent use of capitalization, periods, and correct
Use standard word order but may have some inconsistent grammatical
forms (e.g., subject/verb without inflections).

Early Advanced

Produce independent writing that may include some periods, correct spelling, and inconsistent capitalization.

Use standard word order with some inconsistent grammar forms (e.g., subject/verb agreement).

writing to check some of the mechanics of writing (e.g., capitalization and periods).



Use complete sentences and correct word order.

Use correct parts of speech,
including correct subject/verb agreement.

Edit writing for punctuation, capitalization, and

Produce writing that demonstrates a command of the conventions of standard English.