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Context Clues Practice

Directions1.

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Write the date on the upper right of the paper. Write the context sentence. Write the correct answer. Explain why you choose this answer. Skip 1 line between sentences.

Synonyms

Polly had a good grip on the bar of the roller coaster because she was scared. Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? handshake touch hold knob

a. b. c. d.

My first encounter with a snake was a frightening one. It was hiding under my bed!

a. b. c. d.

Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? experience search disaster fear

Tanya didnt get enough sleep last night. She has been drowsy all day.

a. b. c. d.

Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? happy lonely tired excited

Nina fell and broke her leg while painting her bedroom. That old ladder was not stable. Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined words? a. unsafe b. safe c. old d. helpful

The room was filled with tension as they waited to hear the winners name called. Would their favorite be the winner? Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? a. anger b. nervousness c. happiness d. laughter

Jameys bike is very durable. Even though hes crashed and wrecked many times, it still rides just as smooth as the first day he got it. Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? a. raggedy b. magical c. tough d. expensive

At first the boys were just arguing, but it quickly turned into a brawl. They both ended up with bloody noses. Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? a. conversation b. disagreement c. friendship d. fistfight

No matter how many barriers he faced, Dr. Martin Luther King never gave up on his dream to see all people treated equally. Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? a. challenges b. friends c. ideas d. nightmares

Shiva cried with despair when she found out that her best friend was moving.

a. b. c. d.

Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? love joy confusion sadness

Even though Peter said he saw Fudge do it, Fudge still tried to deny it.

a. b. c. d.

Which of the following words is a synonym for the underlined word? confirm admit believe dispute

This sentence is from the selection. But these flakes rarely make it to the ground.

What choice means the same as rarely?a. hardly ever b. often c. sometimes

This sentence is from the selection. Many seahorses live in tropical areas where the water is always warm. What does the word tropical mean in the sentence? a. a place that is very hot and often damp b. a place that gets cold during parts of the year

c. a place off the coast of Alaska where seahorses breed

This sentence is from the selection. Gently, I dragged my hairbrush through Sables matted fur, careful not to pull. What does the word matted mean? a. tangled b. torn c. colored

Antonyms

This is a sentence from the selection. When my classmates came in, they were very surprised to see all of the lovely leaves. Which word is the opposite of lovely? a. large b. ugly c. colorful

What word is an antonym for thin? a. thick b. thing c. think

What is the antonym of reliable?a. b. c. d.

painful good undependable liable

PracticeROUGH : A. Large B. Round C. Smooth D. Reliable E. Friendly

Practice - Put the word in contextVETO: A. Refuse B. Reject C. Disengage D. Allow E. Vote

Practice - Identify the Words Emotional ChargeVIRULENT: A. Deadly B. Malignant C. Benign D. Bacterial E. Yellow

Practice - Look for Clues in Word PartsMORIBUND: A. Contentious B. Malignant C. Pretentious D. Detestable E. Vital

Practice - Look for Clues in Parts of SpeechFREQUENT: A. Mean B. Content C. Disturb D. Evade E. Reserve

Practice - Consider Alternate MeaningsORDER: A. Menu B. List C. Chaos D. Summons E. Paper

This sentence is from the selection. I think I forgot something, she said. What word means the opposite of forgot?

a. remembered b. caught c. undid

This sentence is from the selection. I was thrilled. I had never won a trophy before.

Which word means the opposite of thrilled? a. disappointed b. confused c. excited

This sentence is from the selection. Some smells are sweet . . . Which word is an opposite of sweet? a. sour b. clean c. old