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Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
Conventions of Standard English: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.