The University of Iowa

Vocabulary - Grade 2 Students

Connect oral vocabulary to words in print (RI.2.4; L.2.4)

  • Use new vocabulary in speaking and writing

Determine the relationships among words (L.2.5)

  • Classify and categorize related words into groups
  • Identify and use antonyms in context

Use context to determine word meanings (L.2.4)

  • Distinguish multiple-meaning words and apply the appropriate definition to a context

Apply common affixes and roots to determine word meaning (L.2.4)

  • Identify and explain how adding the affixes “un-,” “re-,” “-ly,” “-er,” and “-est” change the meaning of a root or base word1

Use resources to determine the meaning and pronunciation of an unfamiliar word (L.2.2; L.2.4)

  • Use a standard dictionary or multimedia resource to find words

English learner and bilingual footnotes

Many of these morphemes have direct equivalents in Spanish.