Access Point #: LAFS.8.RL.2.AP.4bArchived Access Point

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative (i.e., metaphors, similes and idioms) and connotative meanings.

Essential Understandings

  • Define figurative language.
  • Define connotative meaning.
  • Identify a phrase that contains a simile from a list.
  • Identify a phrase that contains a metaphor from a list.
  • Sort a list of phrases into three groups – similes, metaphors and literal (not a simile or a metaphor).
  • Identify an idiom or proverb from a list.
  • Define alliteration.
  • Identify a phrase or sentence that contains alliteration from a list.
  • Identify a phrase that contains allusion or personification from a list.
  • Identify a phrase, sentence or paragraph that contains irony from a list.
  • Identify the sentence that contains a pun from a list of sentences.
  • Sort a list of statements containing allusions and personifications into correct groups.
  • Identify a phrase that contains an oxymoron from a list.
  • Identify a phrase that contains hyperbole from a list.
  • Identify a requested figure of speech (e.g., hyperbole, oxymoron, irony, pun, alliteration, allusion, personification, simile, metaphor or analogy) within a list of phrases and sentences.
General Information
Number: LAFS.8.RL.2.AP.4b
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14

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