Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.CC.7.RL. Reading Standards for Literature
Craft and Structure
7.RL.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.
DC.CC.7.L. Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
7.L.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 strategies.
7.L.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.
7.L.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).
7.L.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
7.L.5.b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
7.L.5.c. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).