Category Archive: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Lessons Second Grade

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Lessons Second Grade- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. L.2.4a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. L.2.4b Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word. L.2.4c Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root. L.2.4d Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words. L.2.4e Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases. L.2.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. L.2.5a Identify real-life connections between words and their use. L.2.5b Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives. L.2.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.

Reading Passages (K-8)

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 Reading Passages – Must register (free) to have access to passages. Covers reading levels kindergarten through eight grade.  The passages can be used for comprehension, fluency, or about any reading skill in the Common Core State Standards. Informational and literary texts. Organized by grade or lexile. The reading passages can be used with several ELA …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Comprehension Units

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 Comprehension Units – These research-based units facilitate close reading, precise questioning based on evidence in the text, and focused discussion to enable comprehension of the entire text. Read-aloud and paired text lessons embody the most effective research-proven instructional practices to support student comprehension. Units are based on superb, carefully selected leveled books, with authentic paired …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Setting

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 Where and when a story takes place. Setting Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Identify when and where a story takes place.  Identify and describe when a story takes place using evidence from pictures, text, and clue words.  Determine the implicit setting of a story using context clues and visualization.  Identify and describe …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Plot

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 The structure of events that make up the main story of a text. Plot Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.   Examples: Identify and describe the problem and solution in a story. Identify and describe the story elements in a story (characters, setting, problem, solution). Identify and describe how characters affect the plot.  Predict the …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Genre

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  A category or type of text, organized by common literary elements. Genre Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Identify facts learned from a nonfiction text. Use guide words in an encyclopedia to locate a subject. Identify the characteristics of science fiction. Identify and describe evidence …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Figurative Language

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  Language enriched by word images and figures of speech. Figurative Language – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify and describe onomatopoeia in literature. Identify and describe hyperboles, idioms, metaphors, and similes in literature. Identify and describe puns. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Classify and Categorize

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 To arrange or organize details from a text into groups with similar traits (Categorize), and to name or label that group (Classify). Classify & Categorize Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Categorize characters based on their character traits, Classify and categorize information into an outline form, and more. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, …

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Critical Nouns – Common Core Vocabulary

 

 Below is a list of critical nouns students must comprehend for the Common Core State Standards K-12. Alliteration Analogy Argument Central Idea Conclusions Connections Connotative Language Details Evidence Figurative Language Illustrations Interaction Metaphor Mood Point of view Rhetoric Simile Stanza Structures Theme Tone  

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Critical Verbs – Common Core Vocabulary

 

 Below is a list of critical verbs students must comprehend for the Common Core State Standards K-12. Analyze Articulate Cite Compare Comprehend Contrast Delineate Demonstrate Describe Determine Develop Distinguish Draw Evaluate Explain Identify Infer Integrate Interpret Locate Organize Paraphrase Refer Retell Suggest Support Summarize Synthesize Trace Verb Definitions analyze – the act of separating a …

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