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 meanings.
a. Interpret figurative language, including similes
and metaphors, in context.
b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common
idioms, adages, and proverbs.
c. Use the relationship between particular words
(e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to
better understand each of the words.
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Grades 3-5 / ELA / Metaphor
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