Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Reading for All Purposes
- Interpret how the structure of written English contributes to the pronunciation and meaning of complex vocabulary
Context, grammar, and word choice influence the understanding of literary, persuasive, and informational texts
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.