Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.4

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Example Question #1 : Use Context Clues To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.A

Using the sentence below, what does the word "image" mean? 

Look at the images in the photo book. They show happy family memories. 

Possible Answers:

places

picture

words

mind

Correct answer:

picture

Explanation:

We can use context clues from the sentences to help us decide what "image" means. 

"Look at the images in the photo book. They show happy family memories."

Photo books usually have pictures in them. An image is a picture. 

Example Question #2 : Use Context Clues To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.A

Using the sentence below, what does the word "giggling" mean? 

The clown was so funny. This girls could not stop giggling at his jokes. 

Possible Answers:

crying 

stomping 

funny

laughing 

Correct answer:

laughing 

Explanation:

We can use context clues from the sentences to help us decide what "image" means. 

"The clown was so funny. This girls could not stop giggling at his jokes."

When jokes are funny we normally laugh. Giggling means laughing . 

Example Question #1 : Use Frequently Occurring Affixes To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.B

What does "unlocked" mean in the sentence below?

The door was unlocked. 

Possible Answers:

Locked 

Prelocked 

Not locked 

Relocked 

Correct answer:

Not locked 

Explanation:

The word "unlocked" has a prefix. A prefix is added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. 

"Un" means not. 

"Unlock" means not locked. 

Example Question #2 : Use Frequently Occurring Affixes To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.B

What does "prewash" mean in the sentence below?

The store will prewash the shirt before they sell them. 

Possible Answers:

washed again 

not washed

washed before

unwashed 

Correct answer:

washed before

Explanation:

The word "prewash" has a prefix. A prefix is added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. 

"Pre" means before. 

"Prewash" means washed before. 

Example Question #1 : Identify Frequently Occurring Root Words: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.C

Select the word that has a root word and a prefix.

Possible Answers:

unlock

walk

hungry 

take

Correct answer:

unlock

Explanation:

A root word is a basic word that a prefix or a suffix can be added to. 

Of our answer choices, "unlock" is the correct answer. "Lock" is the root word and "un" is a prefix. 

Example Question #2 : Identify Frequently Occurring Root Words: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.C

Select the word that has a root word and a prefix.

 

Possible Answers:

sweet

cape

retake 

toe

Correct answer:

retake 

Explanation:

A root word is a basic word that a prefix or a suffix can be added to. 

Of our answer choices, "retake" is the correct answer. "Take" is the root word and "re" is a prefix. 

Example Question #3 : Identify Frequently Occurring Root Words: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.C

Select the word that has a root word and a prefix.

Possible Answers:

rent

handshake 

prepaid

butter 

Correct answer:

prepaid

Explanation:

A root word is a basic word that a prefix or a suffix can be added to. 

Of our answer choices, "prepaid" is the correct answer. "Paid" is the root word and "pre" is a prefix. 

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