Academic Standard

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, such as how language evokes a sense of time and place, and how it communicates an informal or formal tone.
Tennessee State Standards
English/Language Arts
Grade range: 
No grade range
Cornerstone = Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
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Academic Unit
ELA / Literacy
Grades 9 - 10