New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.6L. 6th Grade Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
6L2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Core Punctuation and Spelling Skills for Grades 6→8:
6L2.1. Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes, hyphens) to clarify and enhance writing.
6L2.2. Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break.