Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
Reading for All Purposes
- Evaluate how an author uses words to create mental imagery, suggest mood, and set tone
Purpose, tone, and meaning in word choices influence literary, persuasive, and informational texts
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.