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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 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 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
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
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
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
As Kammi woke up, she remembered that it was the morning of her birthday. She was giddy with excitement as she thought about all the things she was going to do that day.

Using context clues to help you, what does "giddy" mean in this passage?
  1. disappointed
  2. thrilled
  3. nervous
  4. worried
Grade 3 Context Clues
Kenny's older brother Jeff always makes straight A's at school. Jeff keeps his room clean, eats all of his vegetables, and does his chores without being asked. Jeff makes Kenny feel inadequate.

Using context clues to help you, what does "inadequate" mean in this passage?
  1. not good enough
  2. angry
  3. hungry
  4. good about himself
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 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
Roger always does his homework as soon as he gets off the bus. He double checks to make sure he has all his materials before he leaves school, he takes good notes while the teacher is talking, and he works hard to get ready for his tests on Friday. Roger is very studious.

Using context clues to help you, what does "studious" mean in this passage?
  1. stupid
  2. responsible with his studies
  3. good at remembering things
  4. making bad grades
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'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
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
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