New Jersey Common Core Standards
NJ.CC.2.L. Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
2.L.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
2.L.1.e. Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
2.L.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
2.L.2.c. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
2.L.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
2.L.4.d. Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).