Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including technical, figurative and connotative meanings, and analyze how the author's choice of specific words in a text contributes to understanding the ideas or concepts.
Reading, standard 4, Grade 9-10:
Evaluate how an author's use of language, including formality and type of diction, shapes meaning and tone in a text (e.g., the formality of a court opinion or a newspaper).
Reading, standard 4, "college and career ready:"
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and explain how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.