Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RL. 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.
7.RL4. 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 (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
7.RL4.7. Demonstrate an understanding of figurative language and connotation (See CCSS L.7.5a, L.7.5c).
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Text Types and Purposes
W2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
7.W2-c. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and covey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content – Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
7.W2-c.2. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words. (CCSS L.7.5b)
MD.L. Standards for Language (L)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
7.L5-b. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings – Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
7.L5-b.1. Apply an understanding of connections between words including synonym/antonym and analogy to a critical reading of a text.
7.L5-b.2. Analyze professional, peer, and their own writing to determine how word relationships contribute to meaning.