Below are the Common Core State Standards that most closely relate to the following lesson.
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English Language Arts
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language - Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
CCRA.L.6 - 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 an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.