Kentucky Academic Standards
Reading Standards for Literature—Grade 7
Craft and Structure
4 Students will 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.
RL.7.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on a passage.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
5 Students will demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.7.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.7.5.a. Interpret figurative language, including but not limited to allusions, in context.
L.7.5.b. Use the relationship between particular words to improve understanding.