Identify and use context clues, word relationships, reference materials, and/or background knowledge to determine the meaning of unknown words.
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.
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved