Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

  1. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
    1. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
    2. Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
6.3 Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Lesson F

Understand Word Relationships

Understanding word relationships helps you build your vocabulary. Use these strategies to think about word relationships.

  • Make connections between the words you read and how they are used in real life.
  • Think about small differences in meanings between similar words. This is called shades of meaning.

Click the buttons below to learn more about these types of word relationships. Start with Make Real-Life Connections.