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Subject Area - CC.1:
English Language Arts
  • Standard Area - CC.1.3: Reading Literature: Students read and respond to works of literature - with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
  • Grade Level - CC.1.3.7: GRADE 7
Standard - CC.1.3.7.F
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level reading and content, including interpretation of figurative, connotative meanings.
  • Assessment Anchor - E07.A-C.2 Craft and Structure
    • Anchor Descriptor - E07.A-C.2.1 Demonstrate understanding of craft and structure in literature.
      • Eligible Content - E07.A-C.2.1.1 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
      • Eligible Content - E07.A-C.2.1.2 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
      • Eligible Content - E07.A-C.2.1.3 Determine how the author uses the meaning of words or phrases, including figurative and connotative meanings, in a text; 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.
  • Assessment Anchor - E07.A-V.4 Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
    • Anchor Descriptor - E07.A-V.4.1 Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary and figurative language in literature.
      • Eligible Content - E07.A-V.4.1.1 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. 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. b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).
      • Eligible Content - E07.A-V.4.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary and mythological allusions) in context. b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words. c. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).
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