Making Inferences
Context Clues
Affixes
Synonyms, Antonyms, & Homophones
Author's Purpose
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Carla grabbed her sunscreen and towel and headed outside. What can you infer?
Carla is going to swim.
100
The greedy little boy took more cookies than anyone else. What does greedy mean?
What is selfish?
100
disconnect
prefix - dis
100

"Can I have a piece cake?," asked the girl.

The speaker's message was about harmony and peace.

The words piece and peace are examples of _______.

What is homophones?

100
Their whistles, squeaks, and moans can sound like a rock band. Bottlenose dolphins make their own kind of music. They send messages to one another, by speaking and whistling. Their noises can warn other dolphins of possible danger.
What is inform?
200

While playing in the yard, the boy found it in the street. It was so sweet and small. He decided to take care of it. What can you infer?

The boy found an animal.

200
She put forth a great effort on the math test. What does effort mean?
What is try?
200
inactive, inability, impatient, incapable. What do the prefixes mean?
What is not?
200
connect, disconnect
What is antonym
200
Pigs live on every continent except Antarctica. Several types of wild pigs are found in Europe, Asia, and Africa. They live in forests and grasslands. China has the world's largest population of domestic pigs.
What is inform?
300
The mama bear gathered food and she prepared her den. the leaves began turning colors and falling. What can you infer?
She is going into hibernation.
300
She was so hungry, she devoured her entire lunch. What does devoured mean?
What is ate?
300
Break this word apart. unaccountable
What is un/account/able
300
The book I would use to find another word for pretty.
What is thesaurus?
300
Abbie wanted one thing for her birthday: to see the new Disney movie. Nothing was going her way that day. The car broke down, Abbie lost her wallet, and all of her friends cancelled. Would Abbie's day get any better?
What is entertain?
400
Dad measured the wood and used a saw to cut it. Then, he put it in place and began to hammer. What can you infer?
Dad is building something.
400
We trudged through the snow to get to the grocery store. What does trudged mean?
What is walked slowly or tiredly?
400
Add an affix to read.
reread, reading, reads, reader
400
divide, separate, remove
What is synonym?
400
Tennis is the greatest sport. It is an excellent form of exercise, is great for beginners, and does not cost much money.
What is pursuade?
500
Tyler works hard to save his money for an entire year. The day had finally arrived! What can you infer?
Tyler is going somewhere or going to buy something.
500
Becca is sharp. She always makes good grades in school. What does sharp mean?
What is smart?
500
Break this word apart. replaceable
What is re/place/able
500
polite, rude
What is antonym?
500
In many cultures, lady bugs are considered good luck. Most people just think they are pretty. Farmers love them because they eat aphids and other insects.
What is inform
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