New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.1L. 1st Grade Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
1L5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
1L5d. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.