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1. CCSS Alignment

The student demonstrates proficiency in how words are used connotatively to portray tone. The student is able to select specific evidence of diction to demonstrate this understanding. However, the student needs to identify the speaker’s attitude toward life.


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).