New York Common Core Standards
NY.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.
NY.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.
NY.CC.5.W. Writing Standards
Responding to Literature
5.W.11. Create and present an original poem, narrative, play, art work, or literary critique in response to a particular author or theme studied in class.
5.W.11.a. Recognize and illustrate social, historical, and cultural features in the presentation of literary texts.