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: Define the meaning of unknown words by using context clues and the author's use of definition, restatement and example.
2.6. Grade Level Indicator: Structural Understanding: Apply the knowledge of prefixes, suffixes and roots and their various inflections to analyze the meanings of words.
2.A. Use context clues and text structures to determine the meaning of new vocabulary.