Standards: Language Arts

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5d (0)
With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Education Level 1

Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl ) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.6 (0)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Education Level 1

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because ).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.1 (1)
Conventions of Standard English
Education Level 11/12/2014

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.1a (0)
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Apply the understanding that usage is a matter of convention, can change over time, and is sometimes contested.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.1b (0)
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Resolve issues of complex or contested usage, consulting references (e.g., Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage, Garner’s Modern American Usage ) as needed.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.2 (0)
Conventions of Standard English
Education Level 11/12/2014

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.2a (0)
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Observe hyphenation conventions.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.2b (0)
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Spell correctly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.3 (0)
Knowledge of Language
Education Level 11/12/2014

Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.3a (0)
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Vary syntax for effect, consulting references (e.g., Tufte’s Artful Sentences ) for guidance as needed; apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4 (0)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Education Level 11/12/2014

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content , choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4a (0)
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content , choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4b (0)
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content , choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., conceive, conception, conceivable ).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4c (0)
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content , choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, its etymology, or its standard usage.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4d (0)
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content , choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Education Level 11/12/2014

Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

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