Grade 1 Reading Information - Word Definitions
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Grade 1 Reading Information - Word Definitions

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Difficult words are often included in first grade texts. It is important for first graders to be able to determine the meanings of these unknown words. Context clues allow students to use the words around the unknown word to figure out what the unknown word means. Practicing this skill will enhance their ability to understanding these difficult words. In this quiz, the students will determine the meanings of these 3rd grade words based on the context clues.

1.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
The car crash was FATAL because two people died.
easy
deadly
wrong
happy
Since two people died, the word FATAL means deadly or causing death.
2.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
The vase fell off the table. It was in many pieces. It was so FRAGILE.
pretty
easy to break
hard
colorful
If a vase can break easily, it would be fragile.
3.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
It rained hard. The ground was MOIST with water.
green
dirty
dry
wet
Since it rained, the ground would be wet.
4.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
Good and bad are two words. They mean the OPPOSITE.
not the same
large in size
old in age
same
Good and bad mean the opposite. They have completely different meanings.
5.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
Tara has a runny nose and fever. She is MISERABLE today.
happy
loud
sad
rich
Tara would feel sad and bad because she is feeling sick.
6.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
It snowed two inches this morning. It will be CHILLY outside.
warm
lazy
skinny
cold
It would be very cold since it snowed that morning because snow is cold.
7.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
Mars is DISTANT from Earth. There are many miles between them.
bigger
near
far away
blue in color
Mars is far away from Earth. If something is many miles away, that would be far away.
8.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
Mom left the milk on the counter. It smelled funny and it was SPOILED.
tastes good
rotten and bad
clean and fresh
small and short
Leaving milk out on the counter will cause it to go bad and become rotten.
9.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
I didn't study for the test. I am FORTUNATE. The teacher did not give the test today.
smart
unhappy
lucky
tired
The student didn't study so she is lucky the teacher didn't give the test that day. She probably would have done poorly on the test.
10.
Read the sentence. Choose the correct word that defines the capitalized word.
I lost my ring. Then I was happy. I LOCATED it on the ground.
to fall
to jump
to drop
to find
The girl would be happy to find the ring since she lost it.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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