Theme, Symbolism & Allusion

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Analysis
CCSS: ELA.L.7.5a ELA.RL.7.2

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

L

Language Standards 6-€“12

7

7th Grade

5a

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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).

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

7

7th Grade

2

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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Lesson Objective
Prepare for writing by examining literary concepts
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
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Common Core Standards
ELA.L.7.5a, ELA.RL.7.2

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Theme, Symbolism & Allusion

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Analysis

Theme, Symbolism & Allusion