Sample Responses

How did the instruction address the CCSS?

The teacher guided students to attempt to use the text to determine word meanings when possible, which is supported by the Common Core and appears both in reading and language standards. 

Which Grade 5 Reading Informational Text and Language Standards were addressed in this activity?

CA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant a grade 5 topic or subject area.

CA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L5.4: Determine or clarify the meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

a. Use context…as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

CA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L5.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases...