Illinois Learning Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
Craft and Structure
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
IL.4.L. Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
CC.4.L.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CC.4.L.5.a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.