Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Define Words by Category and Attributes: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.B

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Example Question #1 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Select the answer with the two words that best fills in the blanks in the sentence below:

A shark is a __________ with large __________. 

Possible Answers:

bear, stripes

animal, feet

tiger, teeth

fish, teeth

Correct answer:

fish, teeth

Explanation:

Let's look at the first blank: 

A shark is a __________. Looking at our choices, "fish" or "animal" could go into that blank. A shark is a type of fish and it's also an animal. However, a shark is not a bear or a tiger. 

Next, let's look at the second blank:

with large __________. Based on the first blank being either "fish" or "animal", the second blank is either "teeth" or "feet". A shark does not have feet, "teeth" is the correct answer for the second blank. 

The correct answer is "fish, teeth". 

A shark is a fish with large teeth. 

Example Question #2 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Select the answer with the two words that best fills in the blanks in the sentence below:

A wolf is a wild __________ with thick __________. 

Possible Answers:

dog, fur

animal, wings

bird, feather 

person, hair

Correct answer:

dog, fur

Explanation:

Let's look at the first blank: 

A wolf is a wild __________. Looking at our choices, "dog" or "animal" could go into that blank. A wolf is a type of dog and it's also an animal. However, a wolf is not a person or a bird. 

Next, let's look at the second blank:

with thick __________. Based on the first blank being either "dog" or "animal", the second blank is either "fur" or "wings". A wolf does not have wings, so "fur" is the correct answer for the second blank. 

The correct answer is "dog, fur". 

A wolf is a wild dog with thick fur. 

Example Question #1 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Basketball is a ______ that is played with an ______ ball.

Possible Answers:

animal, red

meal, brown

activity, green

sport, orange

Correct answer:

sport, orange

Explanation:

Basketball is a ______. Looking at the choices, basketball is a “sport” but it can also be an “activity”. Basketball is not an animal or meal. Next, let’s look at the second blank: That is played with an ______ ball. Based on the first blank being either “sport” or “activity”, the second blank is either “orange” or “green”. Basketballs are not “green”, so “orange” is the correct answer for the second blank. The correct answer is sport, orange. Basketball is a sport that is played with an orange ball.

Example Question #4 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Ballerinas are ______ who ______.

Possible Answers:

performers, dance

criminals, patrol

athletes, hide

wizards, jump

Correct answer:

performers, dance

Explanation:

Ballerinas are ______. Looking at the choices, ballerinas are “performers” but can also be described as “athletes”. Ballerinas are not criminals or wizards. Next, let’s look at the second blank: who ______. Based on the first blank being either “performers” or “athletes”, the second blank is either “dance” or “hide”. Ballerinas perform in front of a lot of people, so they do not “hide”, so “dance” is the correct answer for the second blank. The correct answer is performers, dance. Ballerinas are performers who dance.

 

Example Question #1 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Golf balls are used to play a ______ and are ______.

Possible Answers:

game, square

song, rectangle

joke, diagonal

sport, round

Correct answer:

sport, round

Explanation:

Golf balls are used to play a ______. Looking at the choices, golf balls are used to play a “sport” but can also be used to play a “game”. Golf balls are not used to play a “joke” or a “song. Next, let’s look at the second blank: And are ______. Based on the first blank being either “sport” or “game”, the second blank is either “round” or “square”. Golf balls are not “square”, so “round” is the correct answer for the second blank. The correct answer is sport, round. Golf balls are used to play a sport and are round.

Example Question #2 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Ice cream is a ______ that is ______.

Possible Answers:

vegetable, hot

fruit, big

treat, warm

dessert, cold

Correct answer:

dessert, cold

Explanation:

Ice cream is a ______. Looking at the choices, ice cream is a “dessert” but can also be described as a “treat”. Ice cream is not a “vegetable” or a “fruit.” Next, let’s look at the second blank: That is ______. Based on the first blank being either “dessert” or “treat”, the second blank is either “cold” or “warm”. Ice cream is not “warm”, so “cold” is the correct answer for the second blank. The correct answer is dessert, cold. Ice cream is a dessert that is cold.

Example Question #3 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

An airplane is a ______ that ______.

Possible Answers:

truck, swims

car, drives

way to get from one place to another, walks

mode of transportation, flies

Correct answer:

mode of transportation, flies

Explanation:

An airplane is a ______. Looking at the choices, an airplane is a “mode of transportation” but can also be a “way to get from one place to another”. An airplane is not a “car” or a “truck.” Next, let’s look at the second blank: That ______. Based on the first blank being either “mode of transportation” or “way to get from one place to another”, the second blank is either “flies” or “walks”. An airplane does not “walk”, so “flies” is the correct answer for the second blank. The correct answer is mode of transportation, flies. An airplane is a mode of transportation that flies.

Example Question #4 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Checkers is a ______ that is played on a board with ______.

Possible Answers:

meal, love

trick, circles

activity, monsters

game, squares

Correct answer:

game, squares

Explanation:

Checkers is a ______. Looking at the choices, checkers is a “game” but can also be an “activity”. Checkers are not a “trick” or a “meal.” Next, let’s look at the second blank: That is played on a board with ______. Based on the first blank being either “game” or “activity”, the second blank is either “squares” or “monsters”. Checkers are not played on a board with “monsters”, so “squares” is the correct answer for the second blank. The correct answer is game, squares. Checkers is a game that is played on a board with squares.

Example Question #9 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Lemonade is a ______ that is ______.

Possible Answers:

drink, warm

pie, round

animal, strong

beverage, sweet

Correct answer:

beverage, sweet

Explanation:

Lemonade is a ______. Looking at the choices, an airplane is a “beverage” but can also be a “drink”. Lemonade is not a “pie” or an “animal.” Next, let’s look at the second blank: That is ______. Based on the first blank being either “beverage” or “drink”, the second blank is either “sweet” or “warm”. Lemonade is not “warm”, so “sweet” is the correct answer for the second blank. The correct answer is beverage, sweet. Lemonade is a beverage that is sweet.

Example Question #3 : Define Words By Category And Attributes: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.B

Dogs are ______ who ______.

Possible Answers:

houses, walk

pets, bark

animals, fly

decorations, eat

Correct answer:

pets, bark

Explanation:

Dogs are ______. Looking at the choices, an airplane is a “pets” but can also be “animals”. Dogs are not “decorations” or “houses.” Next, let’s look at the second blank: who ______. Based on the first blank being either “pets” or “animals”, the second blank is either “bark” or “fly”. Dogs do not “fly”, so “bark” is the correct answer for the second blank. The correct answer is pets, bark. Dogs are pets who bark.

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