use both context and reference skills independently to determine the nuances and connotations of words.
The student will apply knowledge of word origins, analogies, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts. a) Identify and analyze an author’s use of figurative language. b) Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning and differentiate among multiple meanings of words and phrases. c) Use roots, affixes, cognates, synonyms, and antonyms to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and technical vocabulary. d) Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries to determine definition, pronunciation, etymology, spelling, and usage of words. e) Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation. f) Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.