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Figures of Speech

8th Grade

Arizona - K-12 Academic Standards: 8.L.5.a

Common Core State Standards: Literacy.L.8.5a

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE): ELAGSE8L5a

Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS): L.8.5.a

Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards: L.8.5a

Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.

North Carolina - Standard Course of Study: L.8.5.a

Interpret figures of speech in context based on grade 8 reading and content.

New York State Next Generation Learning Standards: 8L5a

Interpret figures of speech including irony and puns in context.

Wisconsin Academic Standards: L.8.3

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine the denotative, connotative, and figurative meanings of words and phrases used in texts; when words have similar denotations, be able to describe differences in connotation and their impact on meaning and tone.
Analyze the impact of specific word choice on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Arizona - K-12 Academic Standards: 8.L.5.b

Common Core State Standards: Literacy.L.8.5b

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE): ELAGSE8L5b

Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS): L.8.5.b

Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards: L.8.5b

New York State Next Generation Learning Standards: 8L5b

Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.

8th Grade Writing - Figures of Speech Lesson
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