Welcome to Common Core Language Practice to Mastery! The exercises in this packet will ensure your students have had enough practice with the skills in Common Core standards L.2.3, L.2.4 and L.2.5 to do well on standardized tests aligned with the Common Core. There are 8 concepts included in this unit as well as a unit test!
L.2.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Lesson 1: L.2.3.C1 (Concept 1) Compare formal and informal uses of English.
L.2.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Lesson 2: L.2.4.C1 (Concept 1) Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Lesson 3: L.2.4.C2 (Concept 2) Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word.
Lesson 4: L.2.4.C3 (Concept 3) Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root.
Lesson 5: L.2.4.C4 (Concept 4) Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words.
Lesson 6 (Parts 1 and 2): L.2.4.C5 (Concept 5) Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
L.2.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Lesson 7: L.2.5.C1 (Concept 1) Identify real-life connections between words and their use.
Lesson 8: L.2.5.C2 (Concept 2) Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and closely related adjectives.
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