Common Core Alignment:.

RL.5.4:

Reading Literature

Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

RL.5.10:

Reading Literature

Range of Reading and Complexity of Text

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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.