Inferences & Vocab
Main Idea
Context Clues
Flocabulary
Figurative Language
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The equation for making inferences.

What is... What I Know + Text Evidence = Inference?

100

The question that is MOST helpful for figuring out the main idea...


A) What is the main thing the author wants to say?

B) Who is the author?

C) What is my opinion?

D) What else do I know about the subject?

What is... A) What is the main thing the author wants to say?

100

This helps a reader to determine the meaning of a word while reading.

What are... Context Clues?

100

This word means loud and rowdy.

What is... Boisterous?

100

Comparing two things using the words "like" or "as" is this type of figurative language.

What is... simile?

200

This statement about making inferences is correct.


A)It is NOT based on evidence.

B)It is always right.

C)It's based ONLY on what the text says.

D)It requires that you use clues.

What is... D) It requires that you use clues?

200

This tells the reader more information about the main idea.

What are... DETAILS?

200

Something in the refrigerator is so putrid, a wave of odor wafted out when we opened the door.

Putrid means...

What is... A VERY TERRIBLE SMELL?

200

This word means different... Not the same as others.

What is... distinct?

200

Stating one thing "is" something else is this type of figurative language.

What is... metaphor?

300

It is snowing.  Your friend is coming over, but calls and says that she will be late.  The BEST inference to make is...


A)Your friend is doing homework.

B)Traffic is slow due to the weather.

C)Your friend is babysitting.

D)Your friend can't come over because they are grounded.

What is... B)Traffic is slow due to the weather?

300

Today, giant pandas are at risk of becoming extinct. Only about 1,000 giant pandas are left in the wild. All of these inhabit a small area in the bamboo forests of China. About 140 live in captivity. It is one of the most severely endangered species in the world. 

The main idea of this paragraph is...

What is... GIANT PANDAS ARE AT RISK OF BECOMING EXTINCT?

300

This painting of the landscape is picturesque, while the one of the old house is just plain ugly.

The meaning of picturesque is...

What is... PRETTY?

300

This word means to bargain or reach a deal.

What is... negotiate?

300

Giving human qualities to nonhuman things is this type of figurative language.

What is... personification?

400

The waterfall created a ______ stream of water into the lake.

The missing word is:

A)subsequent

B)continuous

C)marvel

What is B)continuous?

*Without interruption or end 

400

July 20, 1969 was an exciting day. This was the day the first astronauts stepped onto the moon.  As the Apollo rocket circled the moon, a craft called Eagle landed. The world watched on TV as the doors opened. Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped down the ladder onto the dusty surface of the moon. "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind," he said. With these famous words, the first man took the first steps on the surface of the moon.

The sentence that BEST describes the main idea of this paragraph...

A) The surface of the moon is dusty.

B) The Apollo rocket circled the moon.

C) Armstrong became the first man on the moon in 1969.

D) The world likes to watch astronauts on TV.

What is... C) Armstrong became the first man on the moon in 1969.

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The crime he committed was egregious; he’ll never recover from this horrendous scandal.

egregious means...

What is... VERY, VERY BAD?

400

The synonym for this word is dilemma.

What is... predicament?

400

The radio suddenly stopped singing and stared at me.

This could mean...

What is... The radio stopped playing music.  It was silent or turned off, or maybe it stopped working.

(personification)

500

The antonym of this word is joy.

A)anguish

B)intimidate

C)painstaking

What is... A)anguish

*Anguish means extreme suffering or pain

500

Working dogs are amazing animals specially trained to protect people and to make life easier for them. Some working dogs act as eyes for blind people, ears for the hearing impaired, and helpers for the physically challenged. Others help ranchers protect and move sheep and cattle from place to place. Police dogs help officers catch criminals, find illegal drugs and weapons. Search dogs are trained to find disaster victims and missing people. 


TWO Main Ideas of this paragraph are:

A)There are many types of working dogs and working dogs help people in different ways

B)There are very few types of working dogs and working dogs can be harmful to some people.

C)There are many types of working dogs and working dogs are extremely expensive

What is... A)THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF WORKING DOGS AND WORKING DOGS HELP PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT WAYS?

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The 5 types of context clues an author may give the reader...

What is... definition, example, synonym, antonym, and inference

500

The antonym for this word is safe.

What is... hazardous?

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Seven sisters slept soundly on the sand.

This is an example of this type of figurative language.

What is... alliteration?

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