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Chapter 8: Language
The Language Standards cover a range of skills and require that students
- Master mechanics and proper grammar
- Write for a particular context and purpose
- Use language to achieve a specific style
- Understand figurative language
- Appreciate the nuances of language and word relationships
- Develop vocabulary—both general academic and domain-specific words
Many of these skills overlap with skills covered in the reading, writing, and speaking and listening sections of the Standards. This overlap is intentional and valuable. It’s important to remember that the more students read, write, and speak, the more likely they are to develop and hone these skills. Given that several of these topics are already touched on in previous chapters, this chapter will focus specifically on grammar and vocabulary.
In addition to simply using language, students need direct instruction and ...