Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks
AR.RL.7. Grade 7 Reading Standards for Literature
Craft and Structure
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 (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
AR.L.7. Grade 7 Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.7.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of effective strategies.
L.7.4.A. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph, a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.7.4.D. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
L.7.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings, as appropriate for the grade level.
L.7.5.B. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
L.7.5.C. Distinguish among the connotations, associations, of words with similar denotations, definitions, (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic).