Common Core Alignment:.

RI.5.4:

Reading Informational

Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

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.