Grade 2 Reading Foundation - Context
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Grade 2 Reading Foundation - Context

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Context clues can be used to determine the meaning of unknown words. They can also be used to determine the way to pronounce an unknown word. Students may have heard of these unknown words before, they just don’t recognize them because they can’t spell them. Once they understand the situation and use the context clues, they may now recognize the word. In the quiz, the students will use the context clues to determine the meaning of words.

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1.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
Magnets ATTRACT each other. They will be hard to pull apart.
To become blue.
To move away.
To move apart.
To come together.
Since the magnets would be hard to pull apart, they have come together first.
2.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
My teacher said it was time for RECREATION. The kids got happy and ran outside.
A time to read.
A time to test.
A time to play.
A time to sleep.
Since the kids were happy and heading outside, recreation means a time to play.
3.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
My mom’s car went in REVERSE. She backed out of the driveway.
To move to the front.
To go the other way.
To drive fast.
To drive slowly.
When the car is going in reverse, it is going the other way because the mom is backing out of the driveway.
4.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
The cat will DOZE off in her bed. She is tired.
To say meow.
To eat food.
To take a nap.
To jump up and down.
Since the cat is tired, she will take a nap.
5.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
The hotel is VACANT. No one is inside.
Loud.
Full.
Empty.
Soft.
Since no one is inside, the place must be empty.
6.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
I will read the NOVEL at the library.
A book.
A TV show.
A phone.
A sport.
Since the person is reading at the library, he must be reading a book.
7.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
The watch DANGLES from a chain off the side of the table.
Falls off.
Hangs down.
In the middle.
Spins around.
Dangles means to hang down like the chain is doing off the side of the table.
8.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
My friends and I are in a hurry. We move in HASTE.
North.
In a mad way.
Slowly.
Quickly.
Moving in haste means people move in a hurry or quickly.
9.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
I am THRILLED to see my dog. He was lost for a few days.
Happy.
Sad.
Hurt.
Mad.
The person would be happy if she saw her dog after a few days.
10.
Read the sentence below. What does the capitalized word mean?
I heard a strange sound. It is night. The sound is coming from my closet. My face was full of FRIGHT.
Scared.
Calm.
Happy.
Still.
The person would be scared because a strange sound is heard at night.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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