Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary and figurative language in literature.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
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Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Interpret figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole) in context.
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase, including words or phrases that allude to significant characters found in literature (e.g., Herculean effort).