5th Grade Grammar Student Checklist Name:___________________________________ I used conjunctions when joining sentences. (e.g. for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) I used prepositions. A word at the beginning of a phrase with a noun or a pronoun – it shows a relationship. (e.g. above, about, across, among, around, like, for, into, to, toward, through) I used interjections. Words that show emotion. (e.g. aw, bam, congratulations, oh, thanks, yeah) I used verb tenses correctly. (e.g. I had walked, I have walked, I will walk) I kept my verb tenses the same in my passage. I used correlative (paired) conjunctions correctly. (e.g. either/or; neither/nor; not only/but also) I wrote in complete sentences. I made sure I fixed sentence fragments or run on sentences. I used frequently confused words correctly. Homophones (e.g. to, too, two, there, their, they’re) My subject and verb tenses agree. I used punctuation to separate things in a series. I used a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of my sentence. I used a comma to set of words (e.g. yes, no, thank you) I used a comma to set off a tag question. (e.g. Is that you, Steve?) I used underlining. (e.g. book titles) I used italics to show titles of work, when typing written work. I used quotation marks. I used correct spelling for word patterns we have learned. I combined and reduced sentences for more clear meaning, interest, and style. I choose my words and phrases to show precisely what I wanted to show. I used punctuation in a variety of ways to be effective in my writing. I used words and phrases for making my work interesting.