Access Point #: LAFS.8.L.3.AP.5a (Archived Access Point)

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Use literacy devices (e.g., similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, imagery) in narrative writing.


Essential Understandings


  • Identify a sentence that uses a literary device (e.g., similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification and imagery).
  • Write a sentence using a literary device (e.g., similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification and imagery).

Number: LAFS.8.L.3.AP.5a Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14 Cluster: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Related Standards

Name Description
LAFS.8.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  1. Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.
  2. Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
  3. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).

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