The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
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recognize that many words have multiple meanings and that context and dictionaries are both supportive in determining which meaning is most appropriate
separate and recombine known word parts to predict the meaning of unfamiliar words, such as separating poly from polygon and phone from telephone to predict the meaning of polyphony
use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words in text, such as examples, restatements, and contrast
determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on reading and content.
use common Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., aud – hearing, listening, or sound audience, auditory, audible)