12th Grade ELA Targeted Standards[L] Language StrandCluster: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
ELA-12.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings in grades 11–12 reading and content.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
In addition to expectations of proficiency, student provides consistent evidence of in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught and expected.
identifies and correctly uses patterns of word changes (conjugation) that indicate different meaning or parts of speech (e.g., conceive, conception, conceivable).
consults reference materials for guidance in how to use, speak, or better understand a given word.
interprets figures of speech and analyzes their overall role in the text.
analyzes how certain words and phrases that have similar denotations can carry different nuances.
independently acquires and uses college- and career-readiness level academic and domain-specific words and phrases.
There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes as the student:
uses context clues to determine the meaning of a word or a phrase
identifies how words change when used in different ways.
consults reference materials for guidance in how to better understand a given word.
defines and identifies various forms of figurative language.
recognizes the difference between denotative and connotative meanings.
consults reference materials to accurately use college- and career-readiness level academic and domain-specific words and phrases.
However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.
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