Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts
Language Standards 6-12
Demonstrate understanding of figurative
language, word relationships, and nuances in word
a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary,
biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.
b. Use the relationship between particular words
(e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better
understand each of the words.
c. Distinguish among the connotations
(associations) of words with similar
denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined,
respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).
Reading Standards for Literature 6-12
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and
analyze its development over the course of the
text; provide an objective summary of the text.
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