Academic Context and Connections
Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Apply knowledge of affixes and roots to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
How does slang, dialect, or colloquial language affect a listener?
Discern shades of meaning; arrange similar terms along a continuum of meaning.
How does the history of language affect our understanding of a text?
Discern layers of meaning, both denotative (literal) and connotative (implied).
How do we learn new words?