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.8.5
Grade range: 
8
Groupings:
Category = Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
 
Elements within this Standard
 
Component
Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.
Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent,
 
 
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