UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD what's this
- word relationships
- word meanings
- shades of meaning
- semantic gradients
- linear arrays
• Students will be making connections between text and their own personal experiences.
• By listening to books read aloung and by reading independently, second-graders can make connections with characters that they identify with as well as real-life events with which they are familiar.
• An understanding and recognition of synonyms is a part of being able to distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and adjectives.
• The idea that there are many words to describe one object or action is essential to the second grade student’s reading, writing, and speaking development.
• Conversely, second grade students need to understand that word choice is essential for meaningful communication.
QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
- How does demonstrating an understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings when writing and speaking strengthen language development?
- How does word choice strengthen or lessen the meaning of the writing?
- Do my students understand that word choice can change the meaning of a sentence?
- Do my students understand how word meanings are related; that some words are similar or have multiple meanings?
Go to L.1.5 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to L.3.5 to see the progression of related skills.