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Focusing on Language with the Common Core

Focusing on Language with the Common Core


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Grade Level Grades 3-5
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

In this classroom clip, Albuquerque teacher Clara Gonzales-Espinoza walks her students through an in-depth discussion of the rich language used in a picture-book version of Cinderella. Paying particular attention to idioms and context clues, she encourages her students to use engage with the text in order to determine meaning and test their own comprehension. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: L.4.4, L.4.5

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Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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