Words And Their Stories: Student License

Words And Their Stories: Student License

Learning Standards

Words And Their Stories is a vocabulary development and acquisition program aligned with the following 
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4 
    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
     
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4a 
    Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
     
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4b 
    Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).
     
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4c 
    Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, or its etymology.
     
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4d
    Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
     
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5 
    Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
     
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5a 
    Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text.
     
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5b
    Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.
     
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6 
    Acquire and use accurately 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 considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.