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Third Grade (Grade 3) Context Clues Questions

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Grade 3 Context Clues
The two men quickly scrambled out of the way. Katu was too afraid to move.

What does scrambled mean in the sentence above?
  1. hurried
  2. searched
  3. skipped
  4. walked
Grade 3 Context Clues
All the villagers watched how easily Lago piled the heavy logs on top of each other to build the house. They were amazed by his strength.

What does amazed mean in the sentence above?
  1. hidden
  2. satisfied
  3. shocked
  4. tired
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4a
If the little girl did not get exactly what she asked for, she would not eat it. It had to be the right color, the right shape, and have the right taste.

EXACTLY means:
  1. similar to
  2. with minor changes
  3. just the way it was requested
  4. different than
Grade 3 Context Clues
Terry thought the PROCESS was easy to follow. What does the word PROCESS mean?
  1. places to visit
  2. ways to travel
  3. series of actions
  4. parts of problems
Grade 3 Context Clues
Beauty was surprised at the SPLENDOR of the castle. SPLENDOR is
  1. flowers and trees
  2. food and drink
  3. bricks and stones
  4. beauty or riches
Grade 3 Context Clues
Thomas hiked to the APEX of the mountain and got a great view of the entire city.

Based on the sentence above, what does APEX mean?
  1. top
  2. bottom
  3. clear
  4. over
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4d
That little worm stole my favorite teddy bear!

Which definition of WORM best fits the sentence above?
  1. a wiggly creature without a spine
  2. a person who does something sneaky or bad
  3. to move around by crawling or wriggling
  4. a bad program on a computer
Grade 3 Context Clues
Beauty CLUNG to her father. CLUNG means she
  1. looked at him
  2. spoke to him
  3. held him tight
  4. moved near him
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: L.3.4, L.3.4a
Melissa loved being around her baby cousin. She always made sure that he had all of the toys and snacks that he needed. She played with him and made sure that he was happy. As soon as her cousin started to cry, she would hop up and get whatever he needed. She always wanted him to be happy.

Melissa is a very                 cousin.
  1. caring
  2. lazy
  3. annoying
  4. bossy
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: L.3.4, L.3.4a
Jose was jumping up and down and watching out the window. He could not wait for his mother to get home. She was bringing his new baby sister home for the first time. He wanted to see her and play with her for the first time. He checked the clock and counted down the minutes until it was finally 4:00 p.m.

Jose was                 to see his new baby sister
  1. upset
  2. disappointed
  3. amused
  4. excited
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4a
"All aboard!" the train conductor called. Everyone rushed to get on the train.

ABOARD means:
  1. a ticketed passenger
  2. a leaving train
  3. on to a ship, train, or plane
  4. on a trip
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4d
The math problem was so hard it was likely to even puzzle the teacher.

Which definition of PUZZLE best fits the sentence above?
  1. an activity with multiple pieces
  2. confuse or prove difficult
  3. a riddle to solve
  4. a collection of challenges
Grade 3 Context Clues
The dress Beauty wore was MAGNIFICENT. It was very
  1. unusual
  2. beautiful
  3. new
  4. expensive
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: L.3.4, L.3.4a
Mary had been trying to solve the same math problem for an hour. She kept writing and rewriting the problem over and over again. When she kept getting the wrong answer, she put her hands on her head, leaned back in her chair and said, “I quit!!!! I will never get it right!!!” Then she tore up the paper and threw it away.

Mary felt                 trying to solve the problem.
  1. sad
  2. frustrated
  3. tired
  4. worried
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: L.3.4, L.3.4a
Adrian wanted to dunk a basketball more than anything. He would not give up until he could do it. He would work in the gym for hours practicing his steps and jumping at just the right time and place on the court. Even though he knew it would be difficult, Adrian kept trying and never gave up.

Adrian’s hard work shows that he was                .
  1. angry
  2. brave
  3. serious
  4. determined
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: L.3.4, L.3.4a
Kammy packed her own bag and put her pajamas, toothbrush, and favorite teddy bear in the bag. It was her first sleepover. She had never spent the night away from her home or family before. Kammy was not sure about what the night would be like at Christy’s house. She wanted to go, but she did not want her mother to leave.

Spending the night at her friend’s house made Kammy                .
  1. relaxed
  2. nervous
  3. sad
  4. courteous
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: L.3.4, L.3.4a
As soon as Christiana got home, she would always put her backpack away and get started on her homework quickly. She knew that she only had an hour to do her work, so she did not waste any time. She did not turn the television or the radio on because she knew it would distract her from her work. She did not stop until she was done with everything.

Christiana is a very                 student.
  1. silly
  2. unsuccessful
  3. focused
  4. happy
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.3.4, L.3.4a
We let the dog gnaw on the bones from our steak.

GNAW means:
  1. bat around
  2. chew or bite
  3. sniff
  4. growl and bark
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: L.3.4, L.3.4a
Daisy worked hard at every practice she went to. She kicked the soccer ball in her front yard for about an hour each day. When her coach told her she needed to fix things, she listened carefully and did what he said. It did not matter if it was cold or hot, or rainy or sunny. Daisy was always ready to go play soccer, no matter what the weather.

Daisy was a very                 soccer player.
  1. silly
  2. dedicated
  3. poor
  4. lazy
Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: L.3.4, L.3.4a
Katie wanted to go to the party. She did not want to wait any more for her mom to finish her errands. She kept asking her mother “Are you done yet?” and “When can we go to the party?” She crossed her arms and huffed and puffed. Then she started kicking her feet on the back of her mother’s seat and whining.

Katie was very                .
  1. sloppy
  2. generous
  3. impatient
  4. calm
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