5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
c. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Florida Center for Reading Research – These student center activities are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
– The Opposites – Students match antonyms together that increase in difficulty level. (available for iOS devices; $1.99)
– Understanding Figurative Language (Mimio file) (You need an account with Mimio Connect in order to download this file.)