Reading for All Purposes
Increasing word understanding, word use, and word relationships increases vocabulary. Students can:
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. (CCSS: L.3.4)
Use knowledge of word relationships to identify antonyms or synonyms to clarify meaning.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. (CCSS: L.3.5)
Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered). (CCSS: L.3.5c)