Character Traits
Prefixes
Suffixes
Context Clues
Making Inferences
100

While Roy waits in line at the grocery store, he taps his finger and shifts from one foot to the other.  Roy's behavior shows that he is ________________.  

What is impatient?

100

What prefix would you use to complete the sentence?

The giant insect was _____tangled in the spider's web.


What is entangled?

100

What suffix would you use to complete the sentence?

We laughed at the drawing by the newspaper _________________ (cartoon).

What is cartoonist?

100

What does the word flock mean in paragraph one?

The class arrived at the museum as the doors opened. "I can't believe so many people flock to the dinosaur exhibit," remarked Anthony.  "Will the T Rex even be visible with people standing all around it?"

"Let's just follow along," advised Mrs. Coleman.  "You can determine what all of the fuss is about.  I think you will figure it out quickly."

"Wow! This is remarkable?" admitted Anthony. "I've never seen anything like it.  Look at the size of those teeth!"

What is to gather or congregate?

100

What happened to Jenna's apartment?

Jenna was shocked when she opened the door to her apartment. There were long rips in the couch, as though someone had run knives down the front of it. A lamp was shattered on the floor. Some picture frames were hanging crookedly, some of them had fallen off the wall and the door to her cat's travel cage was open. Not only that, but the door to the birdcage was swinging back and forth and there were feathers on the floor. She could have sworn that she had locked her cat in the travel cage before she left for work. At first Jenna thought it might have been burglars. Oh no, she thought. Someone broke into my apartment, trashed the place, and stole my cat! Then she heard the cat meowing in her bedroom. She ran to the bedroom and saw the cat patting one of Jenna's favorite shoes with its claws. "That's it!" Jenna yelled. "I'm done with this." She threw the cat back into its travel cage and tried to shut the door, but the lock wouldn't catch. Jenna huffed and then grabbed some duct tape.

What is Jenna's cat got out of its cage?

200

Carly thinks that someday she would like to go skydiving.  The way that Carly thinks shows that she is __________________.  

What is adventurous?

200

What prefix would you use to complete the sentence?

The smells coming from the kitchen were _____resistible, so I rushed to see what was baking in the oven.

What is irresistible?

200

What prefix would you use to complete the sentence?

Matt didn't notice the mouse sitting ________(quiet)

in the corner of his garage.

What is quietly?

200

What does the word remarkable mean in paragraph three?

The class arrived at the museum as the doors opened. "I can't believe so many people flock to the dinosaur exhibit," remarked Anthony.  "Will the T Rex even be visible with people standing all around it?"

"Let's just follow along," advised Mrs. Coleman.  "You can determine what all of the fuss is about.  I think you will figure it out quickly."

"Wow! This is remarkable?" admitted Anthony. "I've never seen anything like it.  Look at the size of those teeth!"

What is amazing, unbelievable, or outstanding?

200

Why was there an empty bird cage in Jenna's apartment?

Jenna was shocked when she opened the door to her apartment. There were long rips in the couch, as though someone had run knives down the front of it. A lamp was shattered on the floor. Some picture frames were hanging crookedly, some of them had fallen off the wall and the door to her cat's travel cage was open. Not only that, but the door to the birdcage was swinging back and forth and there were feathers on the floor. She could have sworn that she had locked her cat in the travel cage before she left for work. At first Jenna thought it might have been burglars. Oh no, she thought. Someone broke into my apartment, trashed the place, and stole my cat! Then she heard the cat meowing in her bedroom. She ran to the bedroom and saw the cat patting one of Jenna's favorite shoes with its claws. "That's it!" Jenna yelled. "I'm done with this." She threw the cat back into its travel cage and tried to shut the door, but the lock wouldn't catch. Jenna huffed and then grabbed some duct tape.

What is the cat ate the bird?

300

Tyler thinks that Bobby wasn't telling him the whole truth.  The way that Tyler thinks shows that he is ___________________.

What is skeptical?

300

What prefix would you use to complete the sentence?

My parents' decision to set a curfew for me was _______reversible.  

What is irreversible?

300

What prefix would you use to complete the sentence?

As the storm clouds rolled in, I seemed to be surrounded by sudden ______________ (dark).

What is darkness?

300

What does the word determine mean in paragraph two?

The class arrived at the museum as the doors opened. "I can't believe so many people flock to the dinosaur exhibit," remarked Anthony.  "Will the T Rex even be visible with people standing all around it?"

"Let's just follow along," advised Mrs. Coleman.  "You can determine what all of the fuss is about.  I think you will figure it out quickly."

"Wow! This is remarkable?" admitted Anthony. "I've never seen anything like it.  Look at the size of those teeth!"

What is to find out or discover?

300

What do you think Jenna will do with the cat?

Jenna was shocked when she opened the door to her apartment. There were long rips in the couch, as though someone had run knives down the front of it. A lamp was shattered on the floor. Some picture frames were hanging crookedly, some of them had fallen off the wall and the door to her cat's travel cage was open. Not only that, but the door to the birdcage was swinging back and forth and there were feathers on the floor. She could have sworn that she had locked her cat in the travel cage before she left for work. At first Jenna thought it might have been burglars. Oh no, she thought. Someone broke into my apartment, trashed the place, and stole my cat! Then she heard the cat meowing in her bedroom. She ran to the bedroom and saw the cat patting one of Jenna's favorite shoes with its claws. "That's it!" Jenna yelled. "I'm done with this." She threw the cat back into its travel cage and tried to shut the door, but the lock wouldn't catch. Jenna huffed and then grabbed some duct tape.

What is find a new home for the cat?

400

"Where is my homework?" asks Brandon.  "I am sure I put it in my backpack." Brandon's words show that he is __________________.

What is forgetful?

400

What prefix would you use to complete the sentence?

The baker will _______rich the whole wheat bread with vitamins.  

What is enrich?

400

What prefix would you use to complete the sentence?

The ____________ (slow) of the traffic was caused by a motorcycle accident.


What is slowness?

400

What does the word carnivore mean?

The dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex, roamed the Earth long ago.  The T. Rex wandered from place to place looking for meat to eat.  This carnivore used its long, sharp teeth and strong jaws to attach its prey.  Old, weak, or slow-moving animals were never safe from the T. Rex.  Like a shark or lion, the T. Rex was a relentless hunter always looking for its next meal.

What is an animal that ONLY eats meat?

400

What did Gail find on the receipt?

"I'm home!" Earl shouted as he walked in the door. His wife Gail came bounding down the stairs. She hadn't seen him since he had left to go on his silly fishing trip two weeks ago. "I missed you, Husband. Did you catch anything?" Gail reluctantly asked, knowing that Earl was not a very good fisherman. Earl scratched his head and responded, "You're not going to believe what I'm bringing home." Earl unzipped a cooler and pulled out several perfectly filleted salmon steaks. "Wow, Earl, I didn't know that you could fillet a fish like that." Earl looked around the room a little bit and scratched his head, "Uh, yeah, Jeff taught me how." Gail looked at him suspiciously. "Well, let me help you unpack." As Gail was helping Earl unpack his truck, she found a receipt from the grocery store. It was dated from that morning. What she saw was both disappointing and unsurprising.



What is salmon bought at a grocery store?

500

Every day, Katy practices shooting baskets.  She knows that she needs to work hard because the basketball tryouts were right around the corner.  Katy's behavior shows that she is _________________.  

What is determined or optimistic?

500

What prefix would you use to complete the sentence?

When my alarm clock didn't go off, I __________slept and missed the school bus.  

What is overslept?

500

What suffix would you use to complete the sentence?

The young man was very _____________(athlete), for he played basketball, baseball, and football.  

What is athletic?

500

What does the word relentless mean?

The dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex, roamed the Earth long ago.  The T. Rex wandered from place to place looking for meat to eat.  This carnivore used its long, sharp teeth and strong jaws to attach its prey.  Old, weak, or slow-moving animals were never safe from the T. Rex.  Like a shark or lion, the T. Rex was a relentless hunter always looking for its next meal.

What is continuous or persistent?

500

Why was Gail disappointed and unsurprised with what she saw?

"I'm home!" Earl shouted as he walked in the door. His wife Gail came bounding down the stairs. She hadn't seen him since he had left to go on his silly fishing trip two weeks ago. "I missed you, Husband. Did you catch anything?" Gail reluctantly asked, knowing that Earl was not a very good fisherman. Earl scratched his head and responded, "You're not going to believe what I'm bringing home." Earl unzipped a cooler and pulled out several perfectly filleted salmon steaks. "Wow, Earl, I didn't know that you could fillet a fish like that." Earl looked around the room a little bit and scratched his head, "Uh, yeah, Jeff taught me how." Gail looked at him suspiciously. "Well, let me help you unpack." As Gail was helping Earl unpack his truck, she found a receipt from the grocery store. It was dated from that morning. What she saw was both disappointing and unsurprising.


What is she knew her husband wasn't a good fisherman, but she couldn't believe he lied to her?

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