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Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
Conventions of Standard English: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Conventions of Standard English: Apply the understanding that usage is a matter of convention, can change over time, and is sometimes contested.
Conventions of Standard English: Resolve issues of complex or contested usage, consulting references (e.g., Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage, Garner’s Modern American English) as needed.