Grammar and Complete Sentence Goals

IEP Goals for Grammar and Complete Sentences

Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2a

  • I like to do two assessments for this. The first is a writing sample, one where I have asked the student to check for capital letters and periods. The second is an editing assessment where I give the student two sentences without capitalization and ask the student to edit.

Check out the PreK-2 Writing Present Levels and Assessments Page for more baseline and assessment ideas.

On writing samples, Diana can write simple sentences such as, “i lk skl” (I like school), but does not currently use any punctuation or capitalization. When asked to edit a sentence for capital letters, Diana capitalized random letters in the sentence.

  • On a writing sample, __________ will capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I with 75% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2a

To be honest, I have never had a kinder student who could write well enough for this goal! Here, however, are a few ways I might modify the goal.

  • Change whether the writing is in context or on an editing assessment
    • Given an editing worksheet, __________ will capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I with 75% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2a
  • Change how you measure success
    • On a writing sample, __________ will capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I on three of four occasions as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2a

Use end punctuation for sentences CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2b

  • I like to do two assessments for this. The first is a writing sample, one where I have asked the student to check for capital letters and periods. The second is an editing assessment where I give the student a run on sentence (of two complete sentences) and ask the student to edit.

Check out the PreK-2 Writing Present Levels and Assessments Page for more baseline and assessment ideas.

On writing samples, Diana can write simple sentences such as, “i lk skl” (I like school), but does not currently use any punctuation or capitalization. When asked to edit a run-on sentence for capital letters and punctuation, Diana capitalized random letters in the sentence and added a period at the end.

  • ______ will use end punctuation for sentences as demonstrated by correctly (75% accuracy) adding periods, exclamation points, and question marks to someone else’s one-sentence writing samples as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2b

This goal can be modified to focus on the student’s own writing, to having the student edit more complex sentence, or to also add the kindergarten standard of capitalizing first letters and “I.”

  • Change whether the writing is in context or on an editing assessment
    • Given time and prompts to edit, _____ will use end punctuation for sentences on a writing sample so that at least 50% of the sentences have correct end punctuation as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2b
    • ______ will use end punctuation for sentences as demonstrated by correctly (75% accuracy) adding periods, exclamation points, and question marks to someone else’s one- and two-sentence writing samples as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2b
  • Change how you measure success
    • ______ will use end punctuation for sentences as demonstrated by correctly (80% accuracy) adding periods, exclamation points, and question marks to someone else’s one-sentence writing samples as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2b

Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1f

  • I like to do two assessments for this. The first is a writing sample, one where I have asked the student to check for capital letters and periods. The second is an editing assessment where I give the student sentences of varying complexity to edit (one sentence, one question, a run-on sentence, etc).

Check out the 2nd-5th Grade Writing Present Levels and Assessment Resources page for more baseline and assessment ideas or the PreK-2 Writing Present Levels and Assessments Page.

On writing samples, Sean can write simple sentences such as, “I lik skol” (I like school), and will capitalize the word “I” and the first letter of the writing sample. He will put a period at the end of the writing sample. When asked to edit a run-on sentence for capital letters and punctuation, Sean capitalized the first letters in the sentence and added a period at the end.

  • _________ will produce complete simple and compound sentences with 50% accuracy as measured by a writing sample  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1f

This goal can be modified to focus on the student’s own writing, to having the student edit more complex sentence, or to focus on sub-skills.

  • Change whether the writing is in context or on an editing assessment 
    • Given an editing sheet, ____ will edit for complete simple sentences, adding initial capitals and end punctuation with 75%accuracy as measured by a writing sample  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1f
  • Change what editing skills are being assessed
    • _________ will produce complete simple and compound sentences that include initial capital letters and complete sentences with end punctuation with 50% accuracy as measured by a writing sample  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1f
  • Change how you measure success
    • _________ will produce complete simple and compound sentences with 75% accuracy as measured by a writing sample  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1f

Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1i

  • I like to do two assessments for this. The first is a writing sample, one where I have asked the student to check for capital letters and periods. The second is an editing assessment where I give the student sentences of varying complexity to edit (one sentence, one question, a run-on sentence, etc).

Check out the 2nd-5th Grade Writing Present Levels and Assessment Resources page for more baseline and assessment ideas.

On writing samples, Lien will capitalize the word “I” and the first letter of the writing sample. He will put a period at the end of the writing sample and uses a question mark for questions. When asked to edit a run-on sentence for capital letters and punctuation, Lien capitalized the first letters in the sentence and added a period at the end.

  • _____ will produce complete simple, compound, and complex sentences with 66% accuracy as measured by a writing sample CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1i

This goal can be modified to focus on the student’s own writing, to having the student edit more complex sentence, or to focus on sub-skills.

  • Change whether the writing is in context or on an editing assessment
    • Given an editing sheet, ____ will edit for complete simple sentences, adding initial capitals and end punctuation with 75%accuracy as measured by a writing sample CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1i
  • Change what editing skills are being assessed
    • _____ will produce complete simple, compound, and complex sentences with two-thirds of sentences in a writing sample being complete, with correct end punctuation as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1i
  • Change how you measure success
    • ________ will produce complete simple, compound, and complex sentences with 75% accuracy as measured by a writing sample CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1i

Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1f

  • I like to do two assessments for this. The first is a writing sample, one where I have asked the student to check for capital letters and periods. The second is an editing assessment where I give the student sentences of varying complexity to edit (one sentence, one question, a run-on sentence, etc).

Check out the 2nd-5th Grade Writing Present Levels and Assessment Resources page for more baseline and assessment ideas.

Honnah has an emerging grasp of sentence structure. She generally knows when to use a period, question mark, and exclamation point. She can punctuate three sentence paragraphs with over 67% accuracy and will capitalize some proper nouns. She also tends to add a lot of extra periods and capital letters. 

  • ______ will  produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons so that 75% of the sentences in a writing sample will be complete as measured by teacher records and observations. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1f

This goal can be modified to focus on the student’s own writing, to having the student edit more complex sentence, or to focus on sub-skills.

  • Change whether the writing is in context or on an editing assessment
    • Given an editing sheet, ____ will edit for complete  sentences, adding initial capitals and breaking up run on sentences with 75% accuracy as measured by a writing sample CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1f
  • Change what supports a student has
    • Given an editing checklist and prompts to edit, ______ will  produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons so that 75% of the sentences in a writing sample will be complete as measured by teacher records and observations. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1f
  • Change how you measure success
    • ______ will  produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons so that 66% of the sentences in a writing sample will be complete as measured by teacher records and observations. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1f

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2

  • I like to do two assessments for this. The first is a writing sample, one where I have asked the student to check for capital letters and periods. The second is an editing assessment where I give the student sentences of varying complexity to edit (one sentence, one question, a run-on sentence, etc).

Check out the 2nd-5th Grade Writing Present Levels and Assessment Resources page for more baseline and assessment ideas.

Honnah has an emerging grasp of sentence structure. She generally knows when to use a period, question mark, and exclamation point. She can punctuate three sentence paragraphs with over 67% accuracy and will capitalize some proper nouns. She also tends to add a lot of extra periods and capital letters. 

  • _______ will  demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English punctuation including complete sentences by turning in a writing sample in which at least 75% of the sentences are complete CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2

This goal can be modified to focus on the student’s own writing, to having the student edit more complex sentence, or to focus on sub-skills.

  • Change whether the writing is in context or on an editing assessment
    • Given an editing sheet, ____ will edit for complete  sentences, adding initial capitals and breaking up run on sentences with 75% accuracy as measured by a writing sample  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2
  • Change what supports a student has
    • Given an editing checklist and prompts to edit, _______ will  demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English punctuation including complete sentences by turning in a writing sample in which at least 75% of the sentences are complete CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2
  • Change how you measure success
    • _______ will  demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English punctuation including complete sentences by turning in a writing sample in which at least 66% of the sentences are complete CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2