Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.L. LANGUAGE STANDARDS
7.L.VAU. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.VAU.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
7.L.VAU.5. When reading, listening, writing, and speaking, explain the function of figurative language, word relationships, and connotation/denotation and use them correctly and effectively.
TN.RL. READING STANDARDS - LITERATURE
7.RL.CS. Craft and Structure
R.CS.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
7.RL.CS.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts and repetition of words and phrases.