Academic standards progression

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.
 

Reading - Literature

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With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in text.
 
 
Identify words and phrases in stories and poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
 
 
Describe how words and phrases supply meaning in a story, poem, or song.
 
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
 
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that refer to significant characters and situations found in literature and history.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language with emphasis on similes and metaphors; analyze the impact of sound devices on meaning and tone.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts.
 
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts and repetition of words and phrases.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts, repetition of words and phrases, and analogies.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, such as how language evokes a sense of time and place, and how it communicates an informal or formal tone.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings and language that is stylistically poignant and engaging.
 

Reading - Informational Texts

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With prompting and support, determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a Kindergarten topic or subject area.
 
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 1 topic or subject area.
 
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
 
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
 
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts and repetition of words and phrases.
 
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone, including analogies and allusions to other texts.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
 
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text.