OH.8. Writing Conventions: Students learn to master writing conventions through exposure to good models and opportunities for practice. Writing conventions include spelling, punctuation, grammar and other conventions associated with forms of written text. They learn the purpose of punctuation: to clarify sentence meaning and help readers know how writing might sound aloud. They develop and extend their understanding of the spelling system, using a range of strategies for spelling words correctly and using newly learned vocabulary in their writing. They grow more skillful at using the grammatical structures of English to effectively communicate ideas in writing and to express themselves.
8.2. Grade Level Indicator: Spelling: Spell words correctly with regular short vowel patterns and most common long vowel words (e.g., time, name).
8.3. Grade Level Indicator: Spelling: Spell high-frequency words correctly.
8.4. Grade Level Indicator: Spelling: Create phonetically-spelled written work that can usually be read by the writer and others.
8.5. Grade Level Indicator: Spelling: Spell unfamiliar words using strategies such as segmenting, sounding out and matching familiar words and word parts.
8.B. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly.