Definition
Context Clues
Affixes
Inference
Elements of Fiction
Reading Comprehension
100

If the lightbulb is too dim to illuminate the room, it should be replaced. 

Using context clues, what does illuminate mean?

light up

100

I needed some extra support, in my math class. I didn't totally understand the problems.   

Using context clues, what does support mean?

help

100

I had to rewrite my essay because it was sloppy.  

what does rewrite mean?

write again

100

Because the author was so modest, she didn't make a big deal about her book being published.

Using context clues, what does modest mean?

shy, not liking to brag

100

A person, animal, or object who has a part
in the action of the story.

setting, character, plot, theme


character

100

Today is a special day for Bob. He was waiting at the bus stop with his dad. He is a little scared. He is meeting his second-grade teacher for the first time. He hopes he likes her. He hopes he makes new friends in his class, too.

What day do you think this is for Bob?


first day of school

200

We do not like how the animals in the circus are treated, so our plan is to boycott the circus.  

Using context clues, what does boycott mean?

refuse to support

200

The father and son collected kindling, so they could start a campfire. They got it from underneath a tree and broke it into little pieces. 

Using context clues, what does kindling mean?

dry twigs and sticks

200

I was in disbelieve when I saw that giant ufo flying in the air. 

what does disbelieve mean?

no believe

200

Mary left her umbrella at her friend's house so she got drenched during the rain storm on her way home. 

Using context clues, what does drenched mean?

soaked, very wet

200

The struggle or problem between two characters.

plot, setting, character, conflict

conflict

200

Every student in class had to study the life cycle of an animal. Beth chose one she wanted to learn more about. She often saw it in the pond near her house. She was amazed, though, when she really followed one closely from it's beginning as an egg to a tadpole until its legs developed.


What animal did Beth study?

frog

300

The company had to demolish, the building to make room for the new parking lot. They used a wrecking ball. 

Using context clues, what does demolish mean?

destroy

300

In the past month we have had almost every type of precipitation, including rain, sleet, snow, and hail.  

Using context clues, what does precipitation mean?

rain, sleet, snow, and hail

300

Ted thought we should go play in the rain, I disagreed with him.  

what does disagreed mean?

not agree

300

The consequence of the rain was that the soccer game was cancelled.


Using context clues, consequence means...

result, effect, outcome

300

The series of related events that make up the story.


plot, character, setting, conflict

plot

300

The old man was walking down the street slowly. Since he was a pedestrian, he stayed along the outer edges of the lanes and was careful to keep to the crosswalks as he crossed to other streets.


What does the word "pedestrian" mean in the paragraph above?


a walker

400

Anna has always wanted to become a doctor. She has had straight A's since pre-k. The best way to describe Anna is she is ambitious.

Using context clues, what does ambitious mean?

someone who works hard and is driven to succeed

400

We will be camping for 2 weeks. Are you sure we packed enough provisions?

 Using context clues what does provisions mean?

supplies

400

Tomorrow I will preview the passage before I start reading. 

 what does preview mean?

view before
400

The effects of the tornado where catastrophic, and the town took a long time to rebuild.


Using context clues, catastrophic means...

causing great damage

400

The main idea or message is revealed in a work of literature.

plot, theme, setting, conflict

theme

400

Do you carpool to school? Do you take a bus? It should be a requirement for everyone to either share a ride or walk to school every day. If we are serious about saving the planet, we must take steps to conserve energy and reduce fossil fuel emissions.

What is the authors purpose in writing this?

persuade

500

He made a lot of bad choices and knew that he may get in trouble with the police. He knew his future was precarious. 

Using context clues, what does precarious mean?

likely to fall apart

500

Lou was sent to the haberdashery to find a new suit. He needed to wear one for his uncle’s wedding.  

Using context clues, what does haberdashery mean?


a place where clothes for men are sold

500

Love is unmeasuable. 

what does unmeasurable mean?

not being able to measure

500

With a few alterations I was able to make the old witch costume into a scary vampire costume.


Using context clues, what does alterations mean?

changes, fixes


500

This character is the main character in the story.


antagonist, secondary character, background character, protagonist

protaganist

500

Sarah knew time travel was impossible. Everything she’d learned in science told her it couldn’t be done. But as she looked around the street, noting the horse-drawn carriages and the women dressed in long dresses and hats, she realized she was in the nineteenth century. 


What is the authors purpose for writing this?

entertain

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