VT.1.6. Writing: Writing Conventions: Students' independent writing demonstrates command of appropriate English conventions, including grammar, usage, and mechanics.
W7.3. Grade Level Expectation: Writing Conventions: In independent writing, students demonstrate command of conventional English spelling by:
W7.3.1. Independently applying spelling knowledge in proofreading and editing of writing.
W7.3.2. Correctly spelling grade-appropriate, high-frequency words and applying conventional spelling patterns/rules.
W7.3.3. Correctly spelling grade-appropriate word groups that share a common root (e.g., 'structure,' 'construction,' 'instruct,' 'destruction').
W7.3.4. Recognizing spelling-meaning connections.
W7.3.5. Applying conventional spelling patterns/rules to new situations.