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ELD Standards: Grades 3-5

ELD Standards: Grades 3-5

Writing: English Language Conventions

ELD Levels

ELD Standards

Instructional Strategies


Use capitalization when writing one’s own name and at the beginning of sentences.
Use a period at the end of a sentence and a question mark at the end of a question.

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Early Intermediate

Use capitalization to begin sentences and for proper nouns.
a period at the end of a sentence and use some commas appropriately.
writing for basic conventions (e.g., punctuation, capitalization, and spelling) and make some corrections.

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Produce independent writing that may include some inconsistent use of capitalization, periods, and correct
Use standard word order but may have inconsistent grammatical forms
(e.g., subject/verb agreement).

Early Advanced

Produce independent writing with consistent use of correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Use standard word order but may have more consistent grammatical forms, including inflections.
Edit writing to check the basic mechanics of writing (e.g., punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).


Use complete sentences and correct word order.
Use correct
parts of speech, including correct subject/verb agreement.
Edit writing for
punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
Produce writing that demonstrates
a command of the conventions of standard English.