Synonyms
Poetry Elements
Extended Writing Response
Common Fifth Grade Test Questions
Vocabulary
100
What is a synonym? Give one example.
Different words that mean the same thing. (Example: Happy- glad, joyful, excited)
100
A comparison using "like or as". Is it a simile or metaphor?
Simile: Example- "sly LIKE a fox", "quick AS a bunny"
100
What does "RAD" stand for and how can it help you write an essay?
R- Did I RESTATE the question?, A- Did I ANSWER the question?, D- Did I add DETAILS?
100
Put these events in order from beginning, middle, and end: eat cookies, put tray in oven, mix batter, roll out dough
Beginning- "mix batter", Middle- "Roll out dough", Middle- "Put tray in oven", End- "Eat cookies"
100
The mother showed her daughter AFFECTION through giving her a hug. What does AFFECTION mean?
Showing a fond or tender feeling
200
Change the sentence with a synonym for mad. "I was MAD at my sister when she broke my toy."
"I was DISPLEASED, ANNOYED, FURIOUS, ANGRY, LIVID, FRANTIC at my sister when I she broke my toy."
200
The "wind yells while it blows", is this an example of personification or metaphor?
Personification- it is an example of personification because wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell!
200
What three things does an author write about? Use "PIE" to help you find your answer.
PIE stands for: P- Persuasion, I- Informative, E- Entertain
200
In the story, "Thank You Mr. Falker", how did the main character Trisha feel in the beginning of the story? If you did not read this story, give an example of another!
Sad/upset because she was having trouble in school
200
The family was living in POVERTY and could not afford to buy any new clothes. What does POVERTY mean?
Being poor
300
Change the sentence with a synonym for nervous. "He was NERVOUS for his test that week."
"He was RESTLESS, ON EDGE, ANXIOUS, UP TIGHT, APPREHENSIVE, FEARFUL, AFRAID, FRIGHTFUL for his test that week."
300
"Zip goes the jacket" is an example of rhyming or onomatopoeia?
It is an example of onomatopoeia, which is a word that sounds like an object
300
How can writing down 10 important words from a story help you understand the main point of the reading?
It helps summarize the reading in a short response. This can help for a better understanding when you are unsure of the main point of the story/passage.
300
In the story, "Thank You Mr. Falker", what happened in the beginning, middle, and end? If you did not read this story, give an example of another!
Beginning- Trisha was embarrassed and sad because she was having difficulty reading, Middle- Trisha's new teacher Mr. Falker believes in her abilities to read, End- Mr. Falker helps Trisha with her Dyslexia and she "experiences the magic of reading"
300
The boy UNVEILED the truth about his identity. It was true, he was a vampire!!!! (AHH) What does UNVEILED mean?
To make know/reveal
400
What word is the synonym in the sentence "It was very COURAGEOUS of the man to rescue the cat from the tree."
COURAGEOUS is a synonym for "BRAVE"
400
Two or more words in a poem that begin with the same letter or sound is an example of alliteration or simile? Example, "Rabbits Running Over Roses"
Alliteration
400
Give one example of what an author wanted you to get from the story through using "PIE".
It is a story for (P,I) E- ENTERTAINMENT Example: "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Moo!" by Doreen Cronin- persuasive
400
What genre is the movie “The Beauty and the Beast”: Horror, Crime, or Romance? Is it fiction or non-fiction, and how can you tell?
Romance- beauty and the beast fall in love, Fiction- "beast" does not really exist in real life
400
There was an ABUNDANCE of food for James to choose from. What does ABUNDANCE mean?
More than enough; plentiful
500
Create a sentence that includes TWO synonyms from the words in the back of the room: BRAVE, NERVOUS, PROUD, SAD, HAPPY, and/or MAD
Example: "My friend was JOYFUL (happy) that I was so CONFIDENT (brave) during the softball game."
500
We learned that the shamrock represents "in the name of the father, son, and holy spirit". Is this an example of symbolism or alliteration?
Symbolism- A word or object that has its own meaning and represents another word, object or idea
500
How should you begin your essay? (Think of RAD!!!)
"In this essay I will....... compare/contrast, convince/persuade, explain/describe. Through looking back at the question, you can just restate what is being asked!
500
Give 2 similarities AND differences between a rabbit and a bear. What type of diagram can you draw to help organize your thoughts?
Similarities- animals, furry/hairy, Differences- rabbit are small and bears are large, rabbits hop and bears walk. You can use a Venn Diagram to organize thoughts!
500
The reddish blonde color of her hair was unique. What does UNIQUE mean?
The only one of its kind
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