Academic Standard

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Initiative: 
Common Core State Standards
Framework: 
English Language Arts & Literacy
Type: 
Standard
Code: 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5
Grade range: 
7
Groupings:
Category = Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
 
Elements within this Standard
 
Component
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic,