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.
Synonyms and Antonyms
Use a quick isolated skill assessment.
Have a list of words on the left and a list of synonyms on the right and ask students to match each word to its synonym (same for antonyms).
Write example idioms on the board and ask students to share what they think each idiom means.
Give students a list of words and ask them to write the two meanings for each word (e.g., read, bow, close) (Isolated skill assessment).
- Circle which meaning makes sense in this context: Can you close the door?
a) shut b) nearby
- Read the sentences below and choose which word fits best for BOTH sentences:
I like to put a pink ______ on my dog’s ears.
When the prince saw the princess, he took a _____ to introduce himself.
a) close b) read c) bow
These skills can be assessed in isolation or together in one assessment. The skills should be assessed both in context of a text and outside of a text. Assessing outside of context will help ensure clear understanding of the skill and in context will show ability to apply knowledge.
Glossary Support for ELA.2.3.D
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: