Kentucky Academic Standards
Reading Standards for Literature—Grade 4
Craft and Structure
4 Students will 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.
RL.4.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including but not limited to figurative language such as metaphors and similes, and describe and explain how those words and phrases shape meaning.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
5 Students will demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.4.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.4.5.a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors in context.