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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4 Determine Or...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4 - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4.a - Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4.b - Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4.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, or its etymology.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4.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).

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4 Determine Or Clarify The Meaning Of Unknown And Multiple-meaning Words... Language - 9th-10th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

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