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RL.8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Grade 8

Score 4.0

In addition to score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

 For example: Determine meaning of words and phrases above grade 8 text.

Score 3.0

The student will:

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Learning Target(s): *

     I can determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings.

     I can analyze how specific word choices impact the meaning and tone of a text.

     I can analyze how analogies or allusions impact the meaning and tone of a text.

Score 2.0

The student will recognize or recall specific vocabulary, such as:

     figurative meaning, connotative meaning, analogy, allusion

The student will perform basic processes, such as:

     Utilize resources to help me understand the meaning of words and phrases.

     Identify that there are different meanings of words depending on the word’s connotation.

     Differentiate between literal and figurative meanings.

     Identify an analogy and/or an allusion.

Score 1.0

With help, partial success at score 2.0 content and score 3.0 content.