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Context Clue Practice (RL3.4)

Quiz by Audri Russell

Grade 3
English Language Arts
Common Core

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Grade 3
English Language Arts
Common Core

RL.3.4

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  • Q1
    There is little to no life on the continent of Antarctica. The harsh environment makes it very difficult for living creatures to survive. It is the driest continent. There is little growth of any plants, so there is nothing for animals to eat. The cold and wind make it nearly impossible to survive. What does the word "harsh" mean?
    interesting
    beautiful
    extremely
    enjoyable
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q2
    As the koalas travel from tree to tree in search of food, the baby will cling to its mother’s back. The baby is unable to travel on its own when it is so little, so it holds on tightly to its mother’s back to get to the new location. By holding on tightly, the baby koala is safe during travel. What does the word "cling" mean?
    swinging
    to hold on tightly
    food for koalas
    to let go of
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q3
    As I tried to write my speech to become class president, I couldn’t find the right words. I would write one sentence down, reread it, and crumple up the paper. Then I would open up the wrinkled and bent paper to reread the sentence again. There was a big collection of crushed papers around my trash can. Writing a speech was harder than I thought! What does the word "crumple" mean?
    wrinkled and bent
    straight and thin
    covered in writing
    a written note
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q4
    When the leaves fall from the trees, they cover my yard. On the weekends, my brother and I rake and put the leaves into piles. We take breaks and pick the leaves up, throw them in the air, and watch them scatter on the lawn again. It gives us more work with the rake, but it’s fun to watch the leaves spread out as they drift to the ground. What does the word "scatter" mean?
    connect together
    go around
    spread out
    grow taller
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q5
    I was flabbergasted when I found out I won the art contest. -- What does "flabbergasted" probably mean?
    pretty
    scared
    amazed
    upset
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q6
    Ms. Chen admonished her students to complete their homework. -- What does "admonished" probably mean?
    laughed
    paid
    warned
    screamed
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q7
    Jason was in a somber mood when he heard the bad news. -- What does "somber" probably mean?
    laughing
    sad
    excited
    happy
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q8
    The man’s large hat and sunglasses concealed his face. -- What does "concealed" probably mean?
    tried
    showed
    hid
    brought
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q9
    Eating too much junk food may be hazardous to your health. -- What does "hazardous" probably mean?
    healthy
    safe
    dangerous
    funny
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q10
    The boat sailed gently on the tranquil lake. -- What does "tranquil" probably mean?
    wild
    stormy
    ugly
    calm
    60s
    RL.3.4
  • Q11
    Billy descended the stairs into his basement. -- What does "descended" probably mean?
    went down
    went sideways
    went away from
    went towards
    60s
    RL.3.4

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