The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
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recognize that figurative language enriches text
understand that words have nuances of meaning, including figurative, connotative, and technical that help to determine the appropriate meaning.
understand that affixes and Greek and Latin roots are clues to determine meanings of words
distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations
recognize that synonyms may have different connotations (e.g., elderly and mature; youthful and juvenile, inexpensive and cheap)