Barriers

Barriers pertain to anything that restrains or obstructs progress or access to the task at hand.

Source: Adapted from: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/barrier

Contextual Use: Eli is unable to decode the text of his story for English class. Even though he understands the language and story structure, he is unable to read for understanding because his inability to decode words is a barrier to knowing the meaning of words.

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