OH.2. Acquisition of Vocabulary: Students acquire vocabulary through exposure to language-rich situations, such as reading books and other texts and conversing with adults and peers. They use context clues, as well as direct explanations provided by others, to gain new words. They learn to apply word analysis skills to build and extend their own vocabulary. As students progress through the grades, they become more proficient in applying their knowledge of words (origins, parts, relationships, meanings) to acquire specialized vocabulary that aids comprehension.
2.1. Grade Level Indicator: Contextual Understanding: Determine the meaning of unknown words using a variety of context clues, including word, sentence and paragraph clues.
2.2. Grade Level Indicator: Contextual Understanding: Use context clues to determine the meaning of homophones, homonyms and homographs.
2.8. Grade Level Indicator: Structural Understanding: Decode and determine the meaning of words by using knowledge of root words and their various inflections.
2.A. Use context clues to determine the meaning of new vocabulary.