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CCSS Alignment

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In answering the prompt, the student correctly identifies the narrator’s tone, but does not connect that attitude to specific diction from the passage. The student hints at “an aspect of life” (not feeling any older on your birthday), but does not elaborate.


Standard referenced:

RL.9–10.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).