K.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style in writing and speaking, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
K.L.3.a Use knowledge of language and its conventions when speaking or listening.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
K.L.4 Use context clues, analyze meaningful word parts, and consult general and specialized reference materials as appropriate to determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases from grade level content.
K.L.4.a Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
K.L.4.a.i Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).
K.L.5.a.iv Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
K.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
K.L.6.a Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.