New Jersey Common Core Standards
NJ.CC.5.L. Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
5.L.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
5.L.5.a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
NJ.CC.5.RL. Reading Standards for Literature
Craft and Structure
5.RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.