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Determining Word & Phrase Meaning

English Language Arts, Grade 5

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Literal uses the exact meaning of each word or phrase The grass is green. Sand feels rough. The flower smells sweet. Grasshoppers make a high pitched noise. The grass looks like spiky green hair. (simile) The sand was diamonds, glistening in the bright sun. (metaphor) The flower has the sweetest smelling petals in the world. (hyperbole) Grasshoppers are fiddlers who play their legs. (personification) Figurative conveys a message different from the literal COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright MMXIII NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4362 How do readers determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text?
Literal uses the exact meaning of each word or phrase Figurative conveys a message different from the literal COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright MMXIII NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4362 Name of text: ____________________________________________ Can you determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text?