ELA.1.V.1.1

Use grade-level academic vocabulary appropriately in speaking and writing.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Grade-level academic vocabulary consists of words that are likely to appear across subject areas for the current grade level and beyond, are vital to comprehension, critical for academic discussions and writing, and usually require explicit instruction.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 1
Strand: Vocabulary
Standard: Finding Meaning
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010042: Language Arts - Grade One (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7710012: Access Language Arts - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5011010: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010022: Functional Reading Skills K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)
5010026: Functional Reading Skills 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)
5010101: Introduction to Debate Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010012: English for Speakers of Other Languages Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.1.V.1.AP.1: Identify grade-level academic vocabulary appropriately in communication, using the student’s mode of communication.

Related Resources

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Student Center Activities

Vocabulary: Word Fill-In:

In this activity, students will choose words to complete sentences.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Another Word:

In this activity, students will exchange antonyms for the underlined word in sentences.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Semantic Feature Analysis:

In this activity, students will identify the features that distinguish one word from another by completing a semantic feature analysis grid.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Word Connections:

In this activity, students will identify connections between words and record their shared attribute/category.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Semantic Map:

In this activity, students will brainstorm words related to a topic and use books and/or reference materials to answer questions about unknown words on a semantic map.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Four Square Vocabulary Map:

In this activity, students will describe a vocabulary word using a four square map.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Multiple Meaning Bugs:

In this activity, students will identify the multiple meanings of words.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Action Word Ring Sort:

In this activity, students will sort verbs related to a picture.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Choose and Chat:

In this activity, students will use adjectives to describe and identify objects.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: About Me:

In this activity, students will complete a sentence using descriptive words (adjectives).

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Go Fish for Homophones:

In this activity, students will match and correctly use homophones while playing a game.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Synonym Spider:

In this activity, students will match synonyms.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Contraction Connection:

In this activity, students will match words to contractions on a game board.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Categor-Ring:

In this activity, students will identify and sort words by categories.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Cube Word Sort:

In this activity, students will sort words by categories.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Same and Different:

In this activity, students will compare and contrast words using a Venn diagram.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Transportation Key Sort:

In this activity, students will sort transportation words into categories (air, land, water).

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Word Wizard:

In this activity, students will determine the meaning of words of interest in text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Vocabulary: Word-O-Nary:

In this activity, students will write simple definitions, sentences, and synonyms of targeted words found in content-area text.

Type: Student Center Activity

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