Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts
Reading Standards for Literature K-5
Determine the meaning of words and phrases
as they are used in a text, including figurative
language such as metaphors and similes.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative
language, word relationships, and nuances in word
a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and
metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in
b. Recognize and explain the meaning of
common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
c. Demonstrate understanding of words by
relating them to their opposites (antonyms)
and to words with similar but not identical
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Grades 4-5 / ELA / Arts Integration
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