ELA.2.V.1.3

Identify and use context clues, word relationships, reference materials, and/or background knowledge to determine the meaning of unknown words.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: 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.

General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade: 2
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 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010043: Language Arts - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7710013: Access Language Arts - Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5011020: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
5010024: Basic Skills in Reading 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond (current))
5010022: Functional Reading Skills K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond (current))
5010026: Functional Reading Skills 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond (current))
5010013: English for Speakers of Other Languages Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.2.V.1.AP.3: Identify and use picture clues, context clues, word relationships and/or background knowledge to determine the meaning of unknown words at the student’s ability level.

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