Connecticut Common Core Standards
CT.CC.L.5. Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.5.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
in word meanings.
L.5.5(a) Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
CT.CC.RF.5. Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
RF.5.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
RF.5.4(b) Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and
expression on successive readings.
CT.CC.RL.5. Reading Standards for Literature
Craft and Structure
RL.5.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including
figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Key Ideas and Details
RL.5.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including
how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem
reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL.5.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories,
dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and