CONTEXT CLUES
Mystery
POETRY
Fiction/Drama
Non-Fiction
100

My sister's eyes resemble our mother's eyes.

What does the word resemble mean?


A. Look like

B. Look different

C. Opposite

D. Are green

A. Look like

100

Which point of view?

When Jessie's family  finished eating, they all went to the backyard to watch the fireworks. Jessie smiled and thought how beautiful everything looked.  Her family stared in amazement.

Third Person

100


Poems are not written in sentences and paragraphs, they are written in _______ and ________


A. Lines and Stanzas

B. Words and Phrases

C. Sentences and Paragraphs

A. Lines and Stanzas

100

The location and time of a story?


Setting

100

The title, glossary, illustrations, captions, sidebars, and headings are called this.

A. Clues

B. Text Features

C. Extra Information

D. Not needed

B. Text Features

200

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

What does the word illuminate mean?


A. Dim

B. Make Bigger

C. Light Up

D. Make Smaller

C. Light Up


200

What type of figurative language is used in the following sentence?

The tree reached for the sky, trying to touch the stars.

A. Metaphor

B. Personification

C. Repetition

D. Simile

B. Personification

200

Who is the poet of a poem?

A. Narrator

B. The person who wrote the poem

C. A performer

D. A 5th grade student at Southwest Elementary

B. The person who wrote the poem

200

The events in the story that build tension?

A. Resolution

B. Climax

C. Exposition

D. Rising Action

D. Rising Action

200

What the passage is mostly about?

A. Summary

B. Plot

C. Text Features

D. Main Idea

D. Main Idea

300

The company had to demolish the building to make room for the new parking lot.

What does the word demolish mean?

A. Build

B. Paint

C. Destroy

D. Clean

C. Destroy

300

When you use prior knowledge and evidence from the text, this is called a/an_____________.

A. Exaggerations

B. Mistake

C. Inference

D. Summary

C. Inference

300

Which is an example of alliteration?

A. I got my mom an awesome present for mother's day!

B. We are excited it's almost summer.

C. We are ready for testing to be over with.

D. Our feet glided across the shiny slippery floor

D. Our feet glided across the shiny slippery floor

300

The most intense part of the story (when things start to take a turn)

A. The Climax

B. The Resolution

C. Falling Action

D. The Plot

A. The Climax

300

What is the text structure of the following paragraph? 

Dr. Miller doesn’t want the tigers to vanish.  These majestic beasts are disappearing at an alarming rate.  Dr. Miller thinks that we should write to our congress people.  If we let them know that we demand the preservation of this species, maybe we can make a difference.  Dr. Miller also thinks that we should donate to Save the Tigers.  Our donations will help to support and empower those who are fighting the hardest to preserve the tigers.  We owe it to our grandchildren to do something.

A. Compare & Contrast

B. Chronological Order

C. Cause & Effect

D. Problem/Solution

D. Problem Solution

400

The Sahara Desert has scorching temperatures during the day; however, at night it can be quite chilly.

What does the word scorching mean?


A. Extremely Cold

B. Nice Breeze

C. Rainy

D. Extremely Hot

D. Extremely Hot

400

What is the setting?

Michael bounced his right leg nervously as he sat in the sterile room.  The unwelcoming white walls blinded him, and the smell of harsh cleaning solvents attacked his nostrils.

Doctor's Office

400

Who is the speaker of the poem?

A. The person who wrote the poem

B. The person who is narrating the poem

C. A student at Southwest Elementary

D. The person who edited the poem

B. The person who is narrating the poem

400

In drama, these help the reader understand where to be and how to act in the scene. They are usually in parenthesis or brackets.

A. Character Tag

B. Resolution

C. Scene

D. Stage Directions

D. Stage Directions

400

A recipe for banana bread would be considered which text structure?

A. Compare & Contrast

B. Problem/Solution

C. Chronological Order

D. Cause/ Effect

C. Chronological Order

500

The apprehensive student sat with his pencil tightly gripped in his hand as he waited for his teacher to give him his final exam.

What does apprehensive mean?

A. Excited

B. Nervous or anxious

C. Jealous

D. Upset

B. Nervous or anxious

500

Identify the point of view of the following paragraph; :

Red looked across the prairie. He didn't see anything concerning. He wondered why Texas Joe had hollered like that. Texas Joe turned to him. The ghost that Texas Joe had just seen was gone. Texas Joe swatted at the air. Now he felt crazy. "You have to believe me, Red. It was just here,"said Texas Joe.Red scowled at him in disbelief. "What was just here, Joe?" he asked. Red was angry with Texas Joe for disturbing his sleep for no apparent reason.

Third Person

500

Which type of figurative language makes a comparison using like or as?

A. Personification

B. Metaphor

C. Simile

D. Idiom

C. Simile

500
Mrs. Castillo says, if you remember anything about dramas it needs to be this....

 

"When the scene changes the _______________ changes."

The setting changes

500

Which type of literature does not fall under the category of non-fiction?

A. Autobiography

B. Biography

C. Expository

D. Tall Tales

D. Tall Tales

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