Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)
CO.6.2. Reading for All Purposes
6.2.3. Word meanings are determined by how they are designed and how they are used in context. Students can:
6.2.3.a. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. (CCSS: L.6.4)
6.2.3.a.i. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. (CCSS: L.6.4a)
6.2.3.a.iv. Employ synonyms or antonyms gleaned from a passage to provide an approximate meaning of a word.
6.2.3.a.vi. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary). (CCSS: L.6.4d)
CO.6.3. Writing and Composition
6.3.3. Specific editing for grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity gives writing its precision and legitimacy. Students can:
6.3.3.a. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS: L.6.1)
6.3.3.a.ix. Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.