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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
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: 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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