Common Core Alignment:.

RL.5.2:

Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

L.5.4:

Language

Vocabulary acquisition and Use

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.

L.5.4a:

Language

Vocabulary acquisition and Use

Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.