The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
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Identify word origins and derivations.
Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.
Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.
Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.