Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--vocabulary. The student uses newly acquired vocabulary expressively.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Conduct a quick assessment with students such as a series of multiple-choice questions. Have students pick which answer is the definition of the underlined word in a sentence. Students should be able to put the options in context to determine which one makes sense.
- The cruel girl ate all the bears’ porridge without their permission.
a) small b) tree c) mean d) angry
- After the toy vanished, Sally looked everywhere for it.
a) was lost b) was found c) gets dirty d) goes home
- My grandma puts on her spectacles so she can see us better.
a) dress b) wig c) boots d) eyeglasses
To make the assessment more rigorous, the teacher could take away the multiple-choice options and just ask students to read a sentence and write what they think the word means using the context of the sentence.
Glossary Support for ELA.2.3.B
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(5) Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to: