Missouri Learning Standards
MO.RL. Reading Literary Text
RL.1. Comprehend and Interpret Texts (Approaching Texts as a Reader)
RL.1.B. Word Meanings
7.RL.1.B. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings using context, affixes, or reference materials.
7.RL.1.D. Using appropriate text, determine the theme(s) of a text and explain the relationship between the theme(s) and supporting evidence; summarize the text distinct from personal opinions.
RL.2. Analyze Craft and Structure (Approaching Texts as a Writer)
RL.2.C. Craft and Meaning
7.RL.2.C. Analyze how specific word choices contribute to meaning and tone.
RL.2.D. Interaction and Meaning
7.RL.2.D. Analyze how the setting, characters, and plot of a text affect each other and contribute to meaning.