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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: Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
Conventions of Standard English: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Conventions of Standard English: Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.
Conventions of Standard English: Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.