Academic Standard

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Tennessee State Standards
English/Language Arts
Grade range: 
Cornerstone = Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

e.g., feeling blue versus the color blue

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