Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.L. Standards for Language (L)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
3.L5-c. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings – Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).
3.L5-c.1. Access prior knowledge, as well as reference materials both print and digital to identify synonyms for given words.