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Grade 3 Context Clues
What is the meaning of the word subjects in the sentence below?

There are many subjects taught at school each day, such as math, reading, and science.
  1. school
  2. test grades
  3. areas of study
  4. homework assignments
Grade 3 Context Clues
If the Packers conquered the Cowboys
  1. the Cowboys won.
  2. the game ended in a tie.
  3. the Packers won.
Grade 3 Context Clues
Which of these is ancient?
  1. an Xbox
  2. a bicycle
  3. a mummy
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4d
Don't forget to season the steak with salt before you put it on the grill.

Which definition of SEASON best fits the sentence above?
  1. become better at something
  2. a sequence of football games
  3. a certain time of year
  4. add flavoring
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4a
We had to dash inside when it started to rain.

DASH means:
  1. walk slowly
  2. move quickly
  3. get all wet
  4. go indoors
Grade 3 Context Clues
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
"That roller coaster was a THRILL!" Chris shouted, eyes wide open and a grin on his face.
  1. feeling of excitement
  2. feeling of sadness
  3. feeling of curiosity
  4. feeling of anger
Grade 3 Context Clues
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
Scientists use many different tests and instruments in order to PREDICT the weather for the next week or month.
  1. to change
  2. to understand
  3. to prepare for
  4. to tell ahead of time
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4a
The runner did not drink enough water and his body felt very weak. He thought he was going to faint.

FAINT means:
  1. die
  2. become unconscious
  3. stop talking
  4. wake up
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4d
I don't mean to alarm you, but there's a spider crawling up your arm.

Which definition of ALARM best fits the sentence above?
  1. a loud sound to signal danger
  2. causing someone to feel afraid
  3. a type of clock
  4. keeping a house safe from danger
Grade 3 Context Clues
Replace the capitalized word in the sentence.

Mary is going on a TRIP with her parents.
  1. Fortune
  2. Journey
  3. Opportunity
  4. Bewilder
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4a
Amanda’s dad asked her what happened to the lamp that was broken in the living room. She knew that she and her sister had broken it when they were playing with the basketball. She told her father the truth about what happened and that it was an accident even though she knew they would still get in trouble.

Amanda was very                 about what happened to the lamp.
  1. dishonest
  2. happy
  3. fortunate
  4. honest
Grade 3 Context Clues
Jeff's father was IRATE because Jeff talked back to him and had a bad attitude all day long.

Based on the sentence above, IRATE probably means what?
  1. happy
  2. angry
  3. not bothered
  4. tired
Grade 3 Context Clues
Sydney's dad took her stuffed animal away because Sydney had misbehaved. Sydney PLEADED with her dad to give her the stuffed animal back.

Based on the sentence above, what does PLEADED mean?
  1. asked him
  2. begged him
  3. did not care
  4. offered to pay him
Grade 3 Context Clues
The thought of eating a rat is ABHORRENT to most people.

Based on the sentence above, what does the word ABHORRENT mean?
  1. fun
  2. horrible
  3. delicious
  4. exciting
Grade 3 Context Clues
The sunrise was magnificent yesterday. What does MAGNIFICENT mean?
  1. impressive
  2. dull
  3. lonely
  4. colorful
Grade 3 Context Clues
Petra has so many friends because she is a GREGARIOUS person.

Based on the sentence above, what does the word GREGARIOUS mean?
  1. friendly and outgoing
  2. shy and quiet
  3. boring and uninteresting
  4. rude and mean
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4d
I need to wrap his present.

Which definition of WRAP best fits the sentence above?
  1. a covering for an injured body part
  2. a type of clothing like a scarf
  3. to bring something to a close
  4. to cover in pretty paper
Grade 3 Context Clues
Jeff did not have lunch or breakfast, so he was FAMISHED by dinnertime.

Based on the sentence above, what does FAMISHED mean?
  1. full
  2. happy
  3. tired
  4. hungry
Grade 3 Context Clues
What is the best meaning of "snug" as used in this sentence from the text?
"The egg will be snug and warm there as if it were in a sleeping bag."
  1. special
  2. freezing
  3. cozy
  4. in a nest
Grade 3 Context Clues
Katu needed a sturdy elephant to move the heavy logs to build his house.

What does sturdy mean in the sentence above?
  1. friendly
  2. smart
  3. strong
  4. young
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