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.
2.5. Grade Level Indicator: Conceptual Understanding: Recognize and use words from other languages that have been adopted into the English language.
2.6. Grade Level Indicator: Structural Understanding: Use knowledge of Greek, Latin and Anglo-Saxon roots and affixes to understand vocabulary.
2.D. Use knowledge of symbols, acronyms, word origins and derivations to determine the meanings of unknown words.
2.E. Use knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meanings of complex words.