Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.FL. FOUNDATIONAL LITERACY STANDARDS
5.FL.VA. Vocabulary Acquisition
FL.VA.7. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
5.FL.VA.7b. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
5.FL.VA.7b.i. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
TN.RL. READING STANDARDS - LITERATURE
5.RL.CS. Craft and Structure
R.CS.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
5.RL.CS.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language with emphasis on similes and metaphors; analyze the impact of sound devices on meaning and tone.