The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
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interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text
use word structure to analyze and relate words
use prior reading knowledge and other sources to identify the meaning of literary and classical allusions
analyze the author’s use of idioms
understand that context and connotations help determine the meaning of text