Colorado Common Core Standards
CO.2.2. Reading for All Purposes
2.2.3. Decoding words with accuracy depends on knowledge of complex spelling patterns and morphology. Students can:
2.2.3.d. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. (CCSS: L.2.5)
2.2.3.d.ii. Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny). (CCSS: L.2.5b)
CO.2.3. Writing and Composition
2.3.1. Exploring the writing process helps to plan and draft a variety of literary genres. Students can:
2.3.1.e. Write with precise nouns, active verbs, and descriptive adjectives.