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Grade 5 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4

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After reading this passage, you can infer that a blessing is
  1. an old poem.
  2. an ominous saying.
  3. a positive prayer.
  4. a supportive person.
Grade 5 Context Clues
My friend and I will PART company after dinner. I won't see him until he returns from vacation. What does the word part mean in this sentence?
  1. separate
  2. actor's role in a play
  3. a line where hair is combed in different directions
  4. piece
Grade 5 Context Clues
The teacher's face, like a brightly glowing summer day, signaled her feelings of contentment.

What does CONTENTMENT mean?
  1. annoyance
  2. happiness
  3. fearlessness
  4. expression
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When it came to jumping rope, Jenny excelled; she was very talented at sports.

What does EXCELLED mean?
  1. she did well
  2. she was sloppy
  3. she made progress
  4. she was not talented
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What does the term EXAGGERATE mean in the following question?

I would not exaggerate and call it a large museum, because it is not.
  1. to represent something as being larger, smaller, etc.
  2. to be expensive or cost a lot of money
  3. to be closed or inaccessbile
Grade 5 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a
Brady tried to QUELL the rumors about his illness, but they continued.

What is the meaning of the word in all caps?
  1. Stop
  2. Begin
  3. Change
  4. Spread
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We had our doubts about the new member of our team; and yet, she surpassed our expectations at every turn.

In this sentence, 'she surpassed our expectations' means that:
  1. she did better than our expectations
  2. she met our expectations
  3. she made progress in our expectations
  4. she didn't meet our expectations
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Cherry pie made Leon ecstatic; on the other hand, blueberry cake made him feel sad.

In this sentence, 'ecstatic' means:
  1. overly lonely
  2. especially jumpy
  3. very happy
  4. quite tired
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Sue discovered that her favorite dress, which she had hung out to dry on a clothesline, had fallen and become bedraggled in the mud.

What does BEDRAGGLED mean?
  1. small and helpless
  2. smooth and colorful
  3. limp and dirty
  4. fresh and clean
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What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
Kelly's grandmother was so FEEBLE she couldn't walk well or get out of bed much.
  1. happy, overjoyed
  2. frail, weak
  3. determined, strong
Grade 5 Context Clues
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
He felt so ANXIOUS about the test that he chewed on three pencils and continually tapped his fingers on his desk.
  1. happy
  2. wonderful
  3. nervous
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Jerry often drove at hypersonic speeds, even though he had stopped racing cars years ago.

In this sentence, 'hypersonic' means:
  1. normal
  2. crazy
  3. fast
  4. safe
Grade 5 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Read the following sentence.

"The grasshoppers devoured everything around them."

Using context clues, we can determine that the meaning of the word "devoured" is                .
  1. ate
  2. landed on
  3. flew over
  4. ignored
Grade 5 Context Clues
Use context clues to help find the meaning in the sentence below.

She was elated to have back her money and the photos of her children and great-grandparents.

What does elated mean in the sentence above?
  1. very happy
  2. quite confused
  3. somewhat surprised
  4. extremely disappointed
Grade 5 Context Clues
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
Part of an archaeologist's job is to EXCAVATE bones of prehistoric animals.
  1. make money
  2. hide
  3. uncover
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Every positive endeavor, such as exercise and hard work, is a worthwhile thing.

In this sentence, 'endeavor' means:
  1. idleness
  2. activity
  3. mission
  4. attitude
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The safest decision the soldiers made during the battle was to                 in order to save lives.
  1. retreat
  2. formal
  3. legendary
  4. revolution
Grade 5 Context Clues
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
The ANTAGONIST of a story is the one who creates problems for the protagonist.
  1. author
  2. opponent or adversary
  3. good guy
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"This chair is so uncomfortable! I want to sit elsewhere." Uncomfortable means                       .
  1. soft and cozy
  2. warm and huggy
  3. nice and cuddly
  4. uneasy and distressing
Grade 5 Context Clues
Advantage is a condition that puts one in a favorable position.
  1. True
  2. False
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