Common core State Standards
- ELA: English Language Arts
- L: Language Standards 6-12
- 11-12: 11th & 12th Grades
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and
phrases based on grades 11-12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a
range of strategies.
a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a
wordâ\x80\x99s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word
b. Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different
meanings or parts of speech (e.g., conceive, conception, conceivable).
c. Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries,
glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation
of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, its
etymology, or its standard usage.
d. 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).
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