State Standard:

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.

Explanation of Standard:

Explain the definitions of words and phrases that are used in passages, that includes literal and implied meanings, review the impact of words depending on the meaning and tone.

Explanation of Mastery: 

We were given a paper with several different words. After reviewing it we had to give our own definition of the word before we knew the actual definition. We were then given the definition of the words. After writing the definition we were told to rate each word on how likely we were to use it in a normal sentence.

Artifact: On paper

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