Maryland Common Core Standards
MD.L.CC. 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. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
7.L5.a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.
7.L5.b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
MD.RL.CC. 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. (SC, 7)