RI.3.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

 


VOCABULARY
  • academic words
  • domain-specific words
  • fact
  • feeling
  • opinion piece

  • research
  • reasons
  • space-order words (closest, farthest, nation, state, city, neighborhood)
  • words in context

INTEGRATION IDEAS
what's this
  • Academic words are those which appear with high frequency in English-language academic texts.
  • Certain words are commonly associated with specific content topics.
  • The context in which a word is used can affect its meaning.
  • Facts are true pieces of information about something or someone.
  • Feelings are opinions about people, places, things, or events based more on emotions than facts.
  • Opinions are beliefs or views about an issue based solely on personal judgments.
  • Certain words are used to describe the spatial relationship among objects and events.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • How are academic and domain-specific words used in informational texts?
  • What are the differences among facts, feelings, and opinions?
  • What are some word clues for understanding where things happened?


LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to RI.2.4 to see skills mastered prior to this.