Access Point #: LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4a

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position in a sentence) as a clue to determine the meaning of grade-appropriate words or phrases.
Clarifications:

Essential Understandings

  • Recall the meaning of frequently used nouns.
  • Identify multiple meaning words up to two grade levels below the student’s grade level.
  • Identify the context in which the unknown word is being used by looking at the text before and after it.
  • List the possible meanings of an unknown word by using the context (words surrounding the unknown word).
  • Use a dictionary to verify the meaning guessed by using the surrounding words.
General Information
Number: LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14

Related Standards

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1000000: M/J Intensive Language Arts (MC)
1000010: M/J Intensive Reading 1
1000020: M/J Intensive Reading and Career Planning
1001040: M/J Language Arts 2
1001050: M/J Language Arts 2 Advanced
1002010: M/J Language Arts 2 Through ESOL
1002180: M/J English Language Development (MC)
1006010: M/J Journalism 2
1007010: M/J Speech and Debate 2
1008040: M/J Reading 2
1008050: M/J Reading 2, Advanced
1009040: M/J Writing 2
7810012: Access M/J Language Arts 2 
1002181: M/J Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL (Reading)

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Professional Development

Vocabulary Content Module:

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Type: Professional Development

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Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

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