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I can interpret verbal irony and puns in writing.

Verbal irony and puns in context

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I can distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations.

Introduction to connotations and denotations

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I can distinguish between shades of meaning and closely related verbs and adject

Shades of meaning: Closely related verbs and adjectives

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I can sort common objects into categories.

Sort common objects into categories

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I can distinguish between shades of meaning among related words.

Shades of meaning: States of mind & degrees of certainty

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I can use Greek and Latin roots and affixes to find the meaning of unknown words

Practice with more Greek and Latin affixes and roots

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I can use Greek and Latin roots and affixes as clues to determine the meaning...

Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues

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I can use Greek and Latin roots and affixes as clues.

Greek & Latin affixes/ roots as clues to the meaning of words

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I can identify real-life connections between words and their use.

Real-life connections between words and their use

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I can define words by category and by one or more key attributes.

Define words by category and key attributes

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I can ask and answer questions about new words in a story.

Multiple meaning words: bark, bat, play, sink

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I can use the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph to determine the...

Determining meaning through context

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I can use the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph to determine the...

Vocabulary in context

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I can distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing similar actions.

Act out verbs with shades of meaning

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I can distinguish between the literal and non-literal meanings of words.

Literal and non-literal meanings of words and phrases in context

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I can determine the meaning of a new word when adding affixes to known words.

Add affixes to known words

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I can use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.

Using root words as clues to the meaning of unknown words

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I can figure out the differences in meaning among closely related verbs.

Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs