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Common Core Standard CCRA.R.4 Questions

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

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Grade 7 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.7.4

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Maria was called a walking polyglot. A polyglot is someone who
  1. is good at math.
  2. knows many languages.
  3. scores high on an IQ test.
  4. has a lot of brothers and sisters.
Grade 6 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.6.4

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Grade 3 Poetry CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.3.4

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Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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Grade 3 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.3.4

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The passage says Rosa Parks' actions became a SYMBOL for the Civil Rights Movement. What is a SYMBOL?
  1. a chant
  2. a picture
  3. a person who does good
  4. a thing that stands for something
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.4.4
The passage says the president spends a lot of time in the Oval Office. The Oval Office is
  1. a room where the President works and holds meetings
  2. a room that has a very weird shape
  3. a room where Congress meets
  4. a room that the President sleeps in
Grade 8 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.8.4
In paragraph 5 the word arid means:
  1. bone dry
  2. wet lands
  3. forest
  4. flooded
Grade 2 Alliteration CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.2.4
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
  1. The slimy snake slithered slowly sideways
  2. The snake was very slow and fat
  3. The frog jumped forward and landed upside-down
  4. The big bear had soft fur that was long and shaggy
Grade 3 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.3.4, L.3.5c
Lucy was furious about her spelling grade. She kicked her desk and ran out of the classroom.

Why does the author use the word furious instead of mad in the example above?
  1. Furious is a fancier word than mad.
  2. Lucy was really upset.
  3. Lucy wasn't that mad after all.
  4. Lucy was going home.
Grade 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The baby's skin was like a rose petal." What does this simile say to you?
  1. The baby's skin is very soft and delicate.
  2. The baby's skin is rough.
  3. The baby's skin is dry.
  4. The baby's skin is sticky.

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