Language Anchor Standard 6 Level E

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Leveled Standard C
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression (L.11-12.6)

Teacher Notes

Utilize academic and situational vocabulary in science, social studies, or informational texts. Emphasize resources (both print and digital) that help introduce new vocabulary or situation-specific vocabulary

Examples / Activities
Job Search Vocabulary

Students research specific jobs and markets using opens in a new window Virginia Workforce Connection they identify and define unknown words and use them in resumé building, cover letter writing, and mock interviewing.

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GED® Assessment Targets (RLA)
L.1.9 Edit to ensure effective use of transitional words, conjunctive adverbs, and other words and phrases that support logic and clarity.
R.4.1/L.4.1 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining connotative and figurative meanings from context.
R.4.2/L.4.2 Analyze how meaning or tone is affected when one word is replaced with another.
W.3 Write clearly and demonstrate sufficient command of standard English conventions.

Resources
opens in a new window Dictionary.com
opens in a new window English in Action: Transition Words
opens in a new window LearnEnglish-Online Transitional Words Test
opens in a new window Newsela
opens in a new window Quizlet

ELA Activities for Level E
Classroom Debate
Students select a debate topic, organize pro/con teams, conduct research, plan arguments, and carry out a classroom debate. Read More Classroom Debate
Confederate Flag Controversy Discussion
After reading an article on a controversy at a Virginia high school regarding the Confederate flag and viewing primary sources related to the flag’s role in history, learners discuss the flag’s symbolism and how the high school should have responded to the incident. Read More Confederate Flag Controversy Discussion
Analyzing Rhetoric in a Video
Have students work in groups to analyze the rhetorical elements of a persuasive speech. As a group, discuss how the parts work together to influence an audience. Read More Analyzing Rhetoric in a Video
Listening and Responding Across Subject Areas
Students listen to and discuss informational audio presentations. Read More Listening and Responding Across Subject Areas
Confessions of Nat Turner
Students work in teams to integrate and evaluate information from slavery-era primary documents. Read More Confessions of Nat Turner
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