Maryland Common Core Standards
MD.L.CC. Standards for Language (L)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
5.L5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (SC, 5)
5.L5.a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context. (SC, 5)
MD.RF.CC. Standards for Reading Foundational Skills (RF)
5.RF4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
5.RF4.b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
MD.RL.CC. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Craft and Structure
RL4.CCR. Anchor Standard: 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.
5.RL4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. (SC, 5)
Key Ideas and Details
RL2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
5.RL2. 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
RL10.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
5.RL10. 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 proficiently.