Reading for All Purposes
Decoding words with accuracy depends on knowledge of complex spelling patterns and morphology. Students can:
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. (CCSS: L.2.5)
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny). (CCSS: L.2.5b)
Writing and Composition
Exploring the writing process helps to plan and draft a variety of literary genres. Students can:
Write with precise nouns, active verbs, and descriptive adjectives.