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Language Activities

Preview the standards covered within eSpark’s adaptive, self-paced pathways and assignments for Language ELA skills.

Pre-Kindergarten

PK.L.4.a

Feeling Words

With guidance and support, generate words that are similar in meaning (e.g., rock/stone, happy/glad).

PK.L.5.a

Sorting Objects

Sort common objects into categories (e.g., sort objects by color, shape, or texture).

PK.L.5.b

Finding Opposites

Begin to understand opposites of simple and familiar words (e.g., big/little, short/long, large/small, happy/sad).

PK.L.5.c

Describing Places

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., Tell me the name of a place in the classroom that is noisy or quiet).

PK.L.5.d

Word Meanings

Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action through creative or dramatic play, (e.g., whisper, speak, and yell).

Kindergarten

K.L.4.b

Adding Word Parts

Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.

K.L.5.a

Let's Make Categories

Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

K.L.5.b

Opposites

Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

K.L.5.c

How to Use Words

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

K.L.5.d

Similar Action Words

Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.

1st Grade

1.L.4.a

Context Clues

Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

1.L.4.b

Prefixes and Suffixes

Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.

1.L.5.a

Sorting Words

Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

1.L.5.c

Words and Their Use

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).

1.L.5.d

What are Synonyms?

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.

2nd Grade

2.L.4.a

Multiple Meaning Words

Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

2.L.4.b

Adding Prefixes

Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).

2.L.4.d

Compound Words

Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).

2.L.5.b

Strong Verbs

Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).

2.L.4.c

Root Words

Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).