The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
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Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and cognates to understand complex words.
Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
Identify the meaning of common idioms, literary and classical allusions in text.
Expand general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, reading, and writing.