New Jersey 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.RF. Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
5.RF.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
5.RF.4.b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
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.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
5.RL.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 proficiently.