Develop and apply skills to the reading process.
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decoding and identifying the meaning of common prefixes and suffixes and knowing how they change the meaning of root words
using sentence-level context to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words or distinguish among multiple-meaning words
using homographs and homophones
distinguishing the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context
determining the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known base word