Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.LA 6.1. Reading: Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
LA 6.1.5. Vocabulary: Students will build and use conversational, academic, and content-specific grade-level vocabulary.
LA 6.1.5.d. Identify and use semantic relationships (e.g., multiple meanings, metaphors, similes, idioms, analogies, synonyms, antonyms) to determine the meaning of words, aid in comprehension, and improve writing.
LA 6.1.6. Comprehension: Students will construct meaning by using prior knowledge and text information while reading grade-level literary and informational text.
LA 6.1.6.c. Identify and explain why authors use literary devices (e.g., simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, imagery, rhythm, personification, hyperbole, idioms, analogy, tone, mood).