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Knowledge of Language: Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.