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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4 Determine The Meaning Of Words And Phrases As They Are Used... Reading:Informational Text - 6th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

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  2. Analogy Lesson - From Diana Dell
  3. Analogy PowerPoint Show template - Teacher makes modifications to use with students
  4. Analogy Quiz - Requires students to type the word to complete the analogy
  5. Analogy quiz 1 - At Quia posted by Diana Dell
  6. Analogy quiz 2 - At Quia posted by Diana Dell
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  9. Awesome Analogies - For one or two players - posted at Quia
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