Use context clues, figurative language, word relationships, reference materials, and/or background knowledge to determine the meaning of multiple-meaning and unknown words and phrases, appropriate to grade level.
: Instruction for this benchmark should include text read-alouds and think-alouds aimed at building and activating background knowledge. Review of words learned in this way is critical to building background knowledge and related vocabulary. Texts read aloud can be two grade levels higher than student reading level.
Clarification 2: See Context Clues and Word Relationships.
Clarification 3: See ELA.4.R.3.1 and Elementary Figurative Language.
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved